Associated Therapists, Inc.
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Vanessa Miller, M.A., M.F.T.
Voice Mail: (562)449-3584
New clients, please call (714) 898-0362
Works at: Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos

What is your story? Listening to people’s stories and being a part of their unique journey has always been my passion.  The ability to share personal information is not always easy and being open to guidance may not always be natural.  I strive to create a supportive environment in which this process becomes more comfortable.  My professional experience is centered around working with children, adolescents and their families.  I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy to provide clients with various interventions that facilitate accomplishment of their goals.

 

EDUCATION  

 

Pepperdine University, September 2006-May 2009

M.A. Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

 

California State University Long Beach, September 1998-May 2003

B.A. Psychology and Minor in Criminal Justice
Graduated Cum Laude

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

 

Associated Therapists  (April 2017)

Marriage and Family Therapist

Provide therapy to children, adolescents, families and individuals.

 

Long Beach Bar Foundation Shortstop Counseling Program (September 2015-April 2017)

Marriage and Family Therapist

Provided therapy to at-risk children, adolescents and their families as referred by district attorneys and Long Beach Unified school district. 

 

Childnet Youth and Family Services (February 2015-July 2015)

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Provided individual therapy to children and their families in a variety of settings such as the home, school, office and community.  Submitted Department of Mental Health paperwork and billing.  Conducted clinical assessments and developed treatment plans to establish goals that addressed problem areas

 

City of Long Beach Family Preservation Program (June 2011-June 2013)

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern / Clinical Case Manager

Conducted mental health assessments and provided reports to the Department of Children and Family Services.  Provided in-home weekly therapy for multi-cultural families referred by DCFS or Los Angeles County Probation to strengthen and preserve families whose children are at risk of placement

Provided case management services to ensure individualized services for family members, linkages to services, monitoring of child safety and crisis intervention. 

 

Harbor Area Counseling Services (September 2008-Febraury 2009)

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Provided weekly psychotherapy to individuals in a clinic setting.  Conceptualized cases, completed weekly progress notes and developed treatment plans.  Utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address client’s issues of anxiety and depression.

 

PRYDE (Pepperdine Resource Youth Diversion and Education) (September 2007-May 2008) 

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Provided psychoeducational counseling to children, adolescents and their families in school based program.  Facilitated social skills groups.  Trained students on conflict management and resolution

 

Pasadena Child Development Associates (November 2004-April 2006)

Developmental Interventionist

Provided Social-emotional developmental interventions (SEDI) weekly for children, 3-12 years of age, with developmental challenges.  Utilized Floor-time strategies in the home, schools and community sites to facilitate and support social relationships with family members and peers

 

Outreach Concern (September 2001-June 2002)

School Counselor at Holy Trinity Elementary School- Intern

Counseled students weekly regarding academic and personal issues.  Utilized techniques to help with anger management, grieving, problem-solving and learning disabilities

 

St. Josephs High School

School Counselor- Intern (September 2001-June 2002)

Counseled students with discipline, academic and personal problems.  Taught study and time management skills.  Consulted with faculty to implement student behavior or homework contracts

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS 

 

Proficient in Spanish

Trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Floortime Therapy

 

New clients, please call office number. Do not call therapist. 
Administrative information needs to be gathered before scheduling.
Page last updated: 8/6/2017