You are here: About Us Melanie Miller, LCPC
Melanie is licensed in Maine as a Clinical Professional Counselor as well as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She additionally holds certification in Clinical Supervision and is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. She has over 20 years of experience in the social services field with a variety of professional positions in both state government and non-profit organizations. The last 10 years of Melanie’s career has been dedicated to providing direct clinical care specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, behavioral addictions, mood disorders and PTSD/trauma.
Melanie earned her undergraduate degree in 1999 from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee with a B.S. in Sociology/Psychology. She continued her academic studies by earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2005 as well as a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education in 2009 both from the University of Maine. In 2011, Melanie was accepted into Fielding Graduate University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology where she continued her academic and clinical studies as a PhD candidate. Melanie also held an adjunct position at Kennebec Valley Community College teaching a Co-occurring Disorders course in 2012.
Melanie provides clinical treatment utilizing a multi-modal approach to counseling that is heavily reliant on evidence-based interventions including CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) while also integrating holistic, person-centered, solution-focused, and trauma-informed perspectives. She has provided treatment in many environments including residential facilities working with adolescents; in-home treatment working with children and families; and outpatient services where she provided treatment to adults, children and families. For the last 6 years Melanie has concentrated her clinical expertise in a DBT informed Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) where she works with a highly skilled clinical team of behavioral health specialists providing individual, couples, family and group treatment working with individuals who have co-occurring disorders.
Prior to her clinical work, Melanie was involved in multiple aspects of governmental services and processes, some of which involved evaluating the performance of Maine’s healthcare systems as well as program needs; developing and implementing recommendations for improvements; closely collaborating with state and federal agencies; developing health care policy through consensus based rulemaking; monitoring legislative activities regarding policy initiatives; and conducting mental health and substance abuse agency licensing reviews. Through these experiences, Melanie gained extensive knowledge in the areas of behavioral health programming to include rules, regulations and policy development at both a state and federal level which has complemented her clinical work.