"I beg you... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language... the point is, to live everything, live the questions now." (rainer maria rilke)
About Nina Miller
Too many women suffer with feelings of isolation, shame, or anxiety. The therapy that I provide is supportive and collaborative in nature. If you are going through a difficult time in a relationship, or have concerns about becoming a mother in a new or nontraditional structure, you don’t need to go through it alone. My practice specialties include relationship conflicts, parenting, single motherhood, anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, panic), depression, grief/bereavement, and self-esteem. The broad definition of single motherhood includes unmarried mothers across a wide range of financial and personal circumstances, as well as separated, divorced and widowed moms. With this broad definition, the love that is possible in so many different kinds of families is honored, while acknowledging the additional demands in a single parent household.
I provide individual psychotherapy and group sessions in my private practice. It is a place for you to discuss feelings, thoughts or beliefs that are causing you pain or getting in your way, to clarify what you want in a given situation, and to develop new coping strategies. Do you wish you could talk to someone privately about your concerns? You deserve support in coping with life transitions, the losses as well as the new opportunities you are facing. By seeing a trained therapist, it is a big step toward prioritizing your emotional well-being and having greater ease in your life.
For 10+ years as Clinical Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, I taught interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) and supervised psychology interns' providing this empirically-supported, pragmatic therapy. In IPT, there is a focus on communication and handling feelings effectively, ways to improve relationships, and/or adjustment to a major life event. In practice, I combine IPT techniques with cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic approaches depending on your needs and objectives.
In my work with parents (women as well as men), we discuss the skills children need to be independent, confident and happy adults. Helping your children to name and understand their feelings, control impulses, and have empathy for others are skills that will last them a lifetime. Many parents experience questions like, "Why isn't my child listening to me?" or "How can I foster my child’s motivation?" and "What should I say or explain about the absent parent?" The goal is to help you find your own voice, perhaps a middle ground, to gain clarity for yourself amidst all the advice and different approaches on the bookshelves today.
Support is available. If you would like to make an appointment or have a free phone consultation, call Dr. Nina Miller at (212) 426-9253. You can also review her professional training and credentials at www.wmhcnyc.org/miller/
Nina Miller, Ph.D. is a psychologist and has a private practice in Manhattan.