Nina L. Miller, PhD





Description of Practice/Services Offered 

I have a general adult psychotherapy practice, with specialties in interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, depression, bereavement, social anxiety, panic, and mindfulness practice. The therapy that I provide targets symptoms and real-life solutions as well as personal growth and understanding.
I provide a safe space for you to express thoughts and feelings, clarify what you want, and consider options that you have. I work collaboratively with you to address any relationship pitfalls, thoughts that are causing you pain, the influence of your past, and more.   Areas of focus are coping skills, relationship issues, family conflict, adjustment to a major life transition, grief following the death of someone close to you, low self-esteem, self-doubt and identity issues.
At a consultation visit, I'll provide feedback and discuss, if we were to work together, the blend of approaches I'd use to guide you toward resolving a problem, experiencing relief, and feeling more empowered in your life.


Areas of Research

Throughout the '90's, I was part of a research team that studied treatments for depression, including interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), an evidence-based therapy for depression and other disorders. I evaluated the childhood traumatic events endured by many patients with dysthymic disorder; studied psychoanalytically-based language characteristics among a group of chronically depressed patients before and after a medication treatment trial; analyzed length of time until relapse following the discontinuation of maintenance medication treatment.

I held the position of Instructor of Psychology in Psychiatry at New York Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, where I taught IPT and supervised psychology interns from '98 to '09.   In efficacy studies at Cornell and Columbia University Medical Centers, I provided IPT for chronic depression, social phobia, panic disorder, depression during pregnancy, complicated grief in older adults, as well as group IPT to adolescents with depression.   I also conducted evaluations and therapy for acute and post-traumatic stress disorders due to burn injuries in a cognitive-behavioral treatment study.

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.


upper east side, grief, death, bereavement, anxiety, social phobia, panic, relationship issues

_ 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