Philosophy of Therapy
It is important to me that you meet your goals for counseling. I use Client Directed Outcomes Informed scales to help measure progress towards the goals you set and to assess our therapeutic relationship. I work with you as an individual. I am skilled in solution focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and other techniques, both Western and Eastern. The most important part of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. We will work together to help you define your goals and come up with strategies to meet those goals. The CDOI measures will show us progress towards your goals, and help you and I to work together more efficiently to meet your goals.
I work with individuals about age 16 and up and with couples. One of my strengths is working with individuals who are struggling with school or trying to return to school. My specialities are as follows:
- Substance Use Issues
- Anxiety, Depression, and Grief
- Coping with Chronic Illness, Both the Individual and the Care Giver
- Stress Management
- Life Coaching
- Athletic Performance
- Relationship Issues
- Gender Issues
- Abuse Issues
- Co-occurring Issues
I am on the following insurance panels:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield/ UniCare/NCPPO
- CIGNA Behavioral Health
- Life Synch Corps Health
- Managed Health Network Inc.
- United Behavioral Health/MAMSI/Optimum Choice
- Value Options
- Virginia Premier Health Plan, Inc
I will also see individuals for a flat fee if they do not have insurance or if your insurance does not cover the service.
I maintain a journal with articles related to counseling and psychology here. Please call 757-253-1462 to schedule an appointment. Most times I can see you the same or next day. Office hours are 9 AM to 6:30 PM Monday through Thrusday by appointment.
Scott D. Miller, PhD, explains the Client Directed Outcomes Informed measures - the Outcome Rating Scale and the Session Rating Scale -in this video: