Jason Miller, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Therapist
Santa Paula California 93060

805-229-1341

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Practice Details

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  • adolescents, adults, adults, children, couples, families, Office Visit, Telephone/Online Video Counseling
  • Message from Therapist

  • After 20 years of working in the mental health field, I have founded my own practice to focus on providing psychological services that integrate the Catholic faith with sound clinical practice. The main reason for this decision is my ordination as a Deacon in 2012, which has driven my desire to integrate my vocation and profession. Good psychology, that is psychology that integrates faith AND reason, heals the mind and elevates the soul. This means using scientifically validated treatments and tools, following the guidance of scripture, the wisdom of the saints, and the great spiritual traditions of the Church, setting the moral law of the Church as our standards, and communing with the Lord through prayer and the Sacraments. 

    Please feel free to contact me and we can discuss your needs.  The Lord has blessed me with many unique experiences that may help you.


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  • Bio:
  • Deacon Jason B. Miller was born and raised in Ventura, California. He has been married 19 years and is the father of three children. He was ordained a Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church in 2011.He currently serves the St. Sebastian parish, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, and the faculty and families of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, with a focus on the ministries of preaching, catechesis, and counseling. Dr. Miller received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in 1999, with a focus on: psychological, forensic, & neuropsychological assessment, cognitive & behavioral therapies, and health psychology.

    After interning at Norristown State Hospital in Pennsylvania, he returned to Ventura CA to serve for 13 years as a clinical and research psychologist for the County of Ventura in a wide variety of programs.

    He completed an additional Masters in Public Administration at CSU Northridge in 2004. In addition, Dr. Miller has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for Moorpark College, CSU Northridge, and CSU Channel Islands.

    He has been a presenter at the International Congress of Psychology in Montreal and Beijing, the California Institute of Mental Health, the California Quality Improvement Conference, the Latino Behavioral Health Institute, and Netsmart West Exchange.
  • Hours of Operation
  • By arrangment
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card
  • Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists
    Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist
    Permanent Deacon, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
    Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) with Distinction, CSU Northridge (2004)
    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Louisville (1999)
  • What licenses do you currently hold?:
  • Clinical Psychology (California) #17558
  • Are you in private practice?:
  • Yes
  • Are you available to provide supervision services?:
  • No
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
  • Yes
  • If yes, please list:
  • Beacon/Gold Coast/Medi-Cal
    Ventura County Health Plan
    Optum
    Magellan
    Tricare
    Blue Cross
  • Telephone/Video counseling:
  • Yes
  • Please list all languages that you speak:
  • English & Spanish (translator)
  • I treat the following:
  • Individuals, Married Couples, Children, Adolescents, Families, Geriatrics, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADD/ADHD
  • Other Specialties:
  • I provide Psychological, psychoeducational, neuropsychological, development, career and vocational, adoption and dependency court, immigration and naturalization, and premarital assessments. With regard to treatment, I also apply cognitive and behavioral techniques to work with physical disorders that have a psychological basis or are exacerbated by psychological factors. This includes sleep disorders, chronic pain, stress and hypertension, Tourette's and other tic disorders, and sexual dysfunctions. I only treat Sacramentally married couples when treating sexual dysfunctions. I provide marriage preparation grounded in the orthodox Catholic faith. I can coordinate with your priest in order to fulfill your priest's requirements for marriage preparation. Finally, for those individuals seeking annulments, I can provide counseling to assist with the painful and difficult issues that often arise during this process. Again, I can coordinate with your parish to complete the annulment paperwork, so that counseling is integrated with the annulment process. Annulments, when conducted properly should be an opportunity for renewal and reconciliation.
  • I use the following methods:
  • Prayer, Behavior Techniques, Cognitive Techniques, Career/Vocational Counseling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Please describe other treatment methods
  • I integrate Catholic moral teaching and reception of the Sacraments with solid clinical methods to guide and strengthen those I serve.
  • Are You A Practicing Catholic?
  • Yes

More About Jason Miller, Ph.D., M.P.A.

I am able to provide many‚ types of assessments: neuropsychological, (dementia, traumatic brain injury, etc.) psychoeducational (learning disability, intellectual giftedness, school readiness, etc.) career & vocational, diagnostic, psycholegal & forensic, developmental, immigration & naturalization, adoption & dependency court, clergy & religious vocation, developmental, workman's compensation, personality, & more.  Furthermore, I provide assessment services in a manner that respects each person's dignity, not just merely as a set of scores. 

I am a cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapist, which is a rational approach completely compatible with our faith.  I utilize these approaches to treat a wide range of of disorders, including anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunctions, sleep disorders, tic disorders, ADHD and other child behavioral disorders, depression, chronic pain, stress, and hypertension. In addition, I provide marital, premarital, and family services.  

I offer teletherapy for a variety of issues.  However, teletherapy is not appropriate for those individuals who are troubled by thoughts of self-harm or if risk of serious violence toward others is involved. Please seek treatment in your own geograpical area for those issues, as safety is your primary concern and you will likely need both psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care. I have extensive experience working with the entire lifespan, from infancy to older adulthood. Parental participation is necessary for all minors.  Finally, I am certified by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, which sets a higher standard for education and training than that required by the State of California.



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