Nina L. Miller, PhD





Description of Practice/Services Offered

I have a private practice for adults of all ages.  I use psychotherapy to treat anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and identity issues, relationship conflicts, and difficulties adjusting to life transitions, e.g. becoming a new mom or changes in work.  The psychotherapy that I provide integrates theory and techniques from cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psychoanalytic approaches.  It is supportive and individualized.  I help you to examine current coping strategies, identify any relationship pitfalls, address thoughts or beliefs that are getting in your way, explore the influence of your past, and clarify options that you have.  The therapy often helps to reduce distress from a particular symptom or situation, and to build new skills managing emotions, communicating in relationships, and experiencing greater satisfaction and self-acceptance.

Areas of Research

I have been involved in studies of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), a focused, pragmatic, and empirically-supported approach to the treatment of depression and other disorders.  In psychotherapy efficacy studies at Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers, I provided IPT to patients with chronic depression, alcohol abuse secondary to depression, social phobia, panic disorder, depression during pregnancy, as well as group IPT to adolescents with depression.

Professional Education

B.A. Yale University, psychology, cum laude
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University

Internship Training
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center

Credentials/Board Certification

New York State Licensed Psychologist


Lipsitz, JD, Gur, M, Vermes, D, Petkova, E, Cheng, J, Miller, N, Laino J, Liebowitz, M, Fyer, A. (2007).  A randomized trial of interpersonal therapy versus supportive therapy for social anxiety disorder.  Depression and Anxiety, 25(6), 542-553.

Lipsitz, JD, Gur, M, Miller, NL, Forand, N, Vermes, D, Fyer, A.  (2006).  An open pilot study of interpersonal psychotherapy for panic disorder (IPT-PD).  The Journal Of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(6), 440-445.

Markowitz, JC, Leon, AC, Miller, NL, Cherry, S, Clougherty, KF, Villalobos, L.  (2000).  Rater agreement on interpersonal psychotherapy problem areas.  Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, 9(3), 131-135.

Miller, NL, Markowitz, JC.  (1999).  Interpersonal psychotherapy of depressed patients.  Journal of Practical Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 5(2), 63-74.

Miller, NL, Kocsis, JH.  (1998).  Looking at chronic depression and dysthymia.  Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 9(4), 31-33.

Markowitz, J, Friedman, R, Miller, N, Spielman, L, Moran, M, Kocsis, J.  (1996).  Interpersonal responsivity of dysthymic patients to desipramine.  Journal of Affective Disorders, 41, 59-62.


Miller, NL, Dauber, S, Difede, J, Cloitre, M, Markowitz, JC. (11/99). Trauma characteristics in patients with dysthymic disorder. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Miami, Fla.

Miller, NL. (10/98). Interpersonal psychotherapy of depression: Rationale, strategies, and outcome studies. Lecture at Depression 2000, a conference sponsored by Midstate Medical Center at the Connecticut Hospital Association, Wallingford, CT.

Difede, J, Miller, N. (5/98). Evaluation and treatment of PTSD following accidents and injuries. Workshop at Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Conference, Cornell University Medical College, The Westchester Division of New York Hospital, White Plains, NY.

_ Contact_____________________________________________________________________

Tel: 212-426-9253
160 East 89th St. #1B 
New York, NY  10128


Appointment Scheduling: Just give me a call (212-426-9253) to make an appointment

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday

Insurances Accepted/Managed Care Accepted: Self-pay