Doug Miller, PhD
Licensed Clinical and Transpersonal Psychologist
Clinical Director of Core Emotional Healing®
Doug received a calling to be a psychologist when he was 14, and like many in the field, this was both a calling to self-awareness and personal healing as well as to helping others. He attended progressive and experiential education as early as High School, with two years at Antioch College. He finished his BA at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, with high honors in Psychology in 1985; with minors in Biology and Comparative Cognitive Anthropology.
Having searched for graduate programs in Clinical Psychology that suited his personality and approach, he was accepted into the only program approved by the American Psychological Association that mentioned the word “intuition” in it’s description of itself: Georgia State University. There, he studied Gestalt and Experiential Therapy along with Jungian, Existential, Body, Psychodynamic and other approaches. Always maintaining a holistic and spiritual/growth oriented approach, he took classes in health and consciousness, became a Reiki Practitioner, and was a therapist for family of origin intensives, helping to heal the deep issues resulting from our family experiences.
Doug's Master’s Thesis focused on cognitive and self-awareness factors in adult development; his general examination topic for his Doctoral degree was on The Relationship Between Existential And Spiritual Issues In Psychotherapy; and his Doctoral Dissertation was on the relationship between The Myers Briggs Type Indicator/Jung’s Theory of Types and Personality Pathology. Since receiving his Master’s degree in 1988 (receiving his Doctoral Degree in 1995), he has had a thriving private psychotherapy practice while he also turned his focus to Forensic Psychological Evaluations working with families involved with the courts, as well as criminal cases. Now his focus is on Experiential Psychotherapy that integrates many approaches, which he has found to be the most effective and efficient form of psychotherapy.
Doug has spent substantial time in exploring his own and other’s spirituality and encourages each individual to follow their own awareness and path. These experiences have brought him to a deep understanding of the interplay between healing of psychological and emotional dynamics and personal life development, empowerment and spiritual growth. Having met Elicia Miller, Founder of Core Emotional Healing, and his soul mate and wife, they share the same passion for healing and personal growth and have accelerated one another’s journey’s. They bring their rich relationship and healing approaches together in their Experiential (individual and couples) Immersions, Group Workshops and Retreats.