Laura D. Miller, LCSW teaches Direct Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups.

Ms. Miller is a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan. She has a special interest in issues related to immigration. In her private practice and previously as a psychotherapist and supervisor at Interborough Developmental and Consultation Centers, she has done extensive bilingual/bicultural work with Latino immigrants. She has over 10 years experience treating a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.

In her academic publications and conference presentations, Ms. Miller has addressed such issues as problems of transition with adolescent immigrants and on the impact of parental infidelity on adult clients.  She is also a contributor to the Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action blog for Psychology Today. In an effort to connect those outside of the field with mental health education and psychodynamic theory, Ms. Miller has been involved with the online news media on numerous topics in popular culture, including cyber-shaming and mass shootings. She strives through such contributions to demystify psychology and encourage curiosity about the inner workings of the mind and the dynamics of relationships in the community at large.

Ms. Miller received her MSW from CUNY Hunter College, as well as a Certificate of Specialization in Children, Youth and Families. She received her BA from New York University in Sociology. She is affiliated with The William Alanson White Institute, where she received extensive training in intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy and also in psychoanalysis. She is a member of the Sexual Abuse Service at the White Institute.

Publications:
Seeking the hiding: Working through parental infidelity. Clinical Social Work Journal, October 2015, available online, forthcoming in paper.

“I am not who I thought I was:” Using grief work to address disrupted identity among Hispanic adolescent immigrants. Clinical Social Work Journal, 41(4), December 2013, 313-323.