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American Psychological Services, LLC

A veteran-owned company serving those who serve others.

 

American Psychological Services, LLC provides consultation, comprehensive evaluation, and individual psychotherapy to Americans throughout the country and overseas.  We specialize in serving legislators, legislative staff, law enforcement, military, and other government agency employees, as well as civilians in finance, medicine, journalism, and the legal industry.

 

We also provide guidance to public and private workplaces in identifying and assisting personnel with mental health issues that may be affecting their performance or their team's effectiveness.

 

Services

Effective, competent psychological care requires comprehensive assessment, high-quality psychotherapy, and thoughtful, integrated treatment planning.

  

Clients at American Psychological Services, LLC receive all three.

  

We serve clients in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories including:

AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY,

and Northern Mariana Islands

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Consultation to

Public and Private Workplaces

Identify Problems.

  Develop Solutions.  

Strengthen Your Team.

A "Force Multiplier" is a resource that increases the effectiveness of a team by bolstering the resilience of the team's members and amplifying their capabilities.  As an active duty military psychologist, Dr. Miller spent 12 years advising military commands, including deployed U.S. forces in Afghanistan, on the mental health statuses of their personnel and providing hands-on guidance to establish the best possible services for team members in need.

Dr. Miller's role as a force multiplier in the military is an extension of a lifelong history devoted to identifying the mental health needs of adults, children, 

 employees, and students,  as well as compassionately connecting those individuals with the right services for them.  As a civilian, Dr. Miller has provided consultation to government agencies, law firms, financial institutions, law enforcement units, private hospitals, and academic institutions, in addition to the military units with whom he served.

  

For more information on these services, as well as Dr. Miller's experience with workplace consultations, scroll to the "Consultation to Institutions, Agencies, and Other Workplaces" section below, or click the "More Info" button here.

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Clinical Consultations

If you are interested in meeting with our clinical psychologist (Dr. Kevin Miller) prior to initiating clinical (i.e., treatment-related) services, you are welcome to do so.  Dr. Miller will talk with you by phone or virtual platform to discuss your goals, answer your questions, and provide you with the opportunity to directly assess whether American Psychological Services would be the best clinical service for you.

    

There is no charge for clinical consultations with prospective clinical clients.

  

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Comprehensive Evaluation

A true comprehensive evaluation is critical to competent, high-quality clinical care.  Many providers consider an "evaluation" to be an hour spent introducing one another, chatting about symptoms and goals, and discussing the business parameters of therapy.  In our view, these items are important, but not nearly sufficient to set the stage for adequate therapeutic services.

     

At American Psychological Services, LLC, you will receive a biopsychosocial assessment, the true gold standard of therapeutic clinical evaluation.  A comprehensive, integrative evaluation of this sort is a prerequisite for understanding and appreciating the complexity and depth of an individual's psychological constitution and emotional health.  Our initial evaluations are no less than 90 minutes in length and typically run significantly longer.  There is a flat fee for evaluations, so you will not be charged additional fees for additional time.  Our priority is attaining a thorough understanding of you, as well as setting the stage for effective therapy.

 

As such, our clinical psychologist, Dr. Miller, will provide a comprehensive psychological evaluation that coalesces the salient biological, psychological, and psychosocial factors from your personal history.  More specifically, he will integrate contemporary emotional, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms with your physiological, developmental, social, relational, occupational, and other relevant history.  At the conclusion of the evaluation, Dr. Miller will offer a clinical conceptualization of your psychological functioning, including diagnostic considerations (if applicable), as well as clear, specific treatment recommendations.

   

In addition, if you do not engage in follow-up services with us (whether as a result of your preference or Dr. Miller's recommendation), Dr. Miller will provide guidance to you in your search for the right clinician - at no charge.  Thus, you will receive clinical guidance, tailored to you, without a commitment on your part to any future services.

    

Evaluations are conducted in-person or through internet-based virtual platforms, in accordance with your preference.

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Individual Psychotherapy

CLINICAL SPECIALTIES:  Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms, Insomnia & Sleep-Related Problems,  Career & Work-Related Stress, Stress related to Life Transitions, Managing Parents with Personality Pathology, and Relationship Stress, including marital, family, workplace, and other relational struggles.

PHILOSOPHY & STYLE:  Dr. Miller conceptualizes clients' struggles from an existential perspective that fully appreciates the role of our fundamental drives and the traits that are common across the human psyche and the human experience.  His engagement with patients emphasizes the foundation of psychological health - authenticity.

As such, Dr. Miller's clinical approach is integrative.  More specifically, he integrates existential, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral psychological theories with continental philosophy, theology, modern history, economic theory, anthropology, and six of the seven fine arts, as well as tenets of contemporary Japanese culture.

For a full description of Dr. Miller's approach to psychotherapy & his therapeutic style, please scroll to the section below, entitled "Approach to Psychotherapy."  Or, click the "More Info" button here.

LOGISTICS:  Our clinical psychologist, Dr. Miller, is licensed and/or certified to treat clients in 37 States and U.S. territories via telehealth, so clients' travel and work demands do not interfere with their treatment.  Dr. Miller provides individual psychotherapy in a manner that fits the demanding, high-paced, and often fluid schedules of our clientele.  He offers afternoon, evening, night and weekend appointments.  He also accommodates emergent scheduling changes, as clients' responsibilities necessitate.

About Your Psychologist

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Dr. Kevin Miller, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Miller provides comprehensive psychological evaluation and individual psychotherapy to adults of all ages, with particular expertise in clinical services for legislators, legislative staff, law enforcement, former military, and other government agency employees, as well as civilians working in finance, medicine, journalism, and the legal industry.  

  

Dr. Miller has extensive experience treating mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  He also has extensive experience treating relationship difficulties, including marital, dating, family, and workplace relationships.

  

Dr. Miller conceptualizes patients' struggles from an existential perspective, which fully appreciates the role of our fundamental drives and those traits that are common across the human psyche and human experience.  As such, Dr. Miller's clinical "techniques" are integrative.  More specifically, he integrates existential, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral psychological theories with continental philosophy, theology, modern history, economic theory, anthropology, and six of the seven fine arts, as well as tenets of contemporary Japanese culture.  In addition, his engagement with patients emphasizes the hallmark (and cornerstone) of psychological health:  authenticity.

    

A Navy veteran with 12 years of active duty and reserves service, Dr. Miller served as a psychologist for the U.S. military in Japan, Germany, and across the United States.  He is also a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he provided psychological interventions and consultation within his regional combat zone as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps's Combat Stress Team.  While in the military, Dr. Miller earned numerous awards, including multiple Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

   

Dr. Miller received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College (Boston, MA) and his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).  During his doctoral training, Dr. Miller was a Clinical Psychology Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School  (Boston, MA).  Following his doctoral training, he interned with the Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery  (Washington, DC), where he commissioned as an Officer in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy.

  

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Miller is an instructor at the Washington, D.C. campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  He has published and presented on a variety of topics, including treatment efficacy, depression, traumatic stress, military operational psychology, interventions for personality disorders, crisis intervention, hypnotherapy, aggression in youth, and suicide prevention, as well as the psychological utility of humor and its benefit in psychotherapy.

   

Aside from his endeavors in psychology, Dr. Miller has been active in professional saké brewing and is a certified SCUBA diver.

  

Approach to Psychotherapy

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CLINICAL SPECIALTIES:  Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms, Insomnia & Sleep-Related Problems,  Career & Work-Related Stress, Stress related to Life Transitions, Managing Parents with Personality Pathology, and Relationship Stress, including marital, family, workplace, and other relational struggles.

  

PHILOSOPHY & STYLE:  Dr. Miller conceptualizes clients' struggles from an existential perspective that fully appreciates the role of our fundamental drives and the traits that are common across the human psyche and the human experience.  His engagement with patients emphasizes the foundation of psychological health - authenticity.  As such, Dr. Miller's clinical approach is integrative.  More specifically, he integrates existential, psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral psychological theories with continental philosophy, theology, modern history, economic theory, anthropology, and six of the seven fine arts, as well as tenets of contemporary Japanese culture.

 

LINKS TO DESCRIPTIONS OF OUR STYLE:

For an informative article on insight-oriented psychotherapy, as opposed to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), click the following link:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-depth-therapy-is-more-enduring-than-a-quick-fix-of-cbt

 

For an informative article on existential psychotherapy from a patient's perspective, click the following link:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/01/existential-therapy-you-can-ask-big-questions/579292/

 

For further information, feel free to send an email to KevinMiller@AmericanPsychServices.com;  call or text 202-360-1754;  or, submit the Request Form available in the "Contact" section of our website.

  

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Consultation to
Public and Private Workplaces

Identify Problems. 

Develop Solutions.

 Strengthen Your Team.

  

American Psychological Services, LLC will guide you through every phase of addressing mental health concerns among your team's members, thereby improving their psychological well-being and your team's effectiveness.  We will guide you in your efforts to: 1) identify personnel who may be struggling with mental health issues, 2) clarify what those issues may be, 3) develop effective methods for communicating and intervening with personnel about whom you are concerned, and 4) determine the proper services for them.  And, we will 5) provide continuous consultation until your personnel have successfully reintegrated with their team or the situation has been resolved.  We will also train your team in recognizing mental health issues (within themselves and others) and on how to intervene with co-workers, as well as what mental health resources are available in the civilian community and how to access various services.

 

A "Force Multiplier" is a resource that increases the effectiveness of a team by bolstering the resilience of its members and amplifying their capabilities.  This was Dr. Miller's mission during his 12 years as a military psychologist.

  

Dr. Miller deployed with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan, where he served as one of three clinical psychologists on the Combat Stress Team tasked with treating and supporting U.S. OEF personnel in Regional Command Southwest, Helmand Province.  He advised combat zone commanders and field-officers on mental health issues within their team, and he was charged with assessing the mental health statuses of warriors in their combat environments, as well as the occupational capabilities/limitations of Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers throughout the region.  Dr. Miller also responded to mass casualty events, as traumatic incidents and psychologically-strenuous situations unfolded.

  

While in garrison (i.e., at his "home" base), Dr. Miller routinely advised military commanders on the mental health status and fitness-for-duty of individual service members while embedded with infantry and seaboard units.  He performed innumerable evaluations of Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers over the course of his 12 years serving the United States military.  In addition to providing direct guidance regarding unit personnel's fitness for duty, he advised Commanders on optimal services for team members with psychological needs.  Dr. Miller also trained countless physicians, nurses, and other military hospital staff on assessment and effective intervention for personnel with mental health issues, especially depressive symptoms, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, relational problems, and other occupational struggles, in addition to their risk for suicide and violence.  In addition, he conducted evaluations of civilians, as well as service members, seeking security clearances or applying for specialized duties in sensitive locations or organizations.  Further, he conducted forensic evaluations of individuals in the military and civilian justice systems, including those in the Courts Martial and other disciplinary processes.  Dr. Miller also published his doctoral dissertation on strategies for assessing the suicide risk of service members within their occupational environments, as well proper follow-up and clinical interventions for those at elevated risk.

  

Dr. Miller's military role as a force multiplier is an extension of similar, long-standing endeavors in his civilian life.  For over a decade, he has provided mental health consultation to non-military government agencies, private law firms, financial institutions, hospitals, and academic institutions, in addition to the military commands with whom he served.  Vocationally, Dr. Miller is devoted to identifying the mental health needs of civilian adults, youth, students, and employees, and compassionately connecting those individuals with the best possible services for them.  His particular areas of expertise are:  1) identifying mental health issues among an organization's personnel, 2) developing strategies for effective intervention, and 3) connecting in-need personnel with the optimal mental health services for them, as well as 4) providing training and guidance on mental health issues to each level of a team's hierarchy.

  

Whether it be civilian or uniformed personnel, Dr. Miller is an expert in communicating with (and assisting) team members in a manner that is authentic and, most importantly, effective.  Furthermore, Dr. Miller will provide continuous follow-up consultation to leaders as their in-need personnel connect with the proper treatment and pivotal collateral services.  And, he will advise leaders on the evolving mental health statuses and occupational capabilities for personnel with whom they intervene and assist.

  

For a consultation to strengthen and support your team, please contact us using the information in the "Contact" section.

Contact

Knock, and the Door Will Be Opened to You 

Call or Text:

202-360-1754

  

Email - Referrals and General Information:  Info@AmericanPsychServices.com

   

 Email - Direct to Dr. Miller:  KevinMiller@AmericanPsychServices.com

     

Or, submit the Request Form.

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