Live Well Psychology Center was founded by Dr. Alexandra Miller, Psy.D.. The team includes Dr. Alexandra Miller and Brittany Wool, LPC.
ABOUT DR. ALEXANDRA MILLER,
CLINICAL DIRECTOR & PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Miller is a psychologist who has worked in private practice for 15 years. She is a mother of four children and an expert in family systems psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology (CBT) and clinical psychopharmacology. Alexandra Miller is an active reader in the ever growing body of work within psychology and enjoys hosting a podcast entitled "Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra,” which can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and Buzzsprout.
In a confidential setting, with warmth and intelligence, Dr. Miller creates a “safe space” to enable individuals, couples and families move toward the best version of themselves. The approach used will depend on the identified goals of each individual, with a preference given to the cognitive behavioral and family systems theoretical disciplines, always with an awareness of the biological side of symptoms.
Dr. Miller is sought out as a premier expert in working with families and couples. She uses her family systems expertise for families and integrates principles from attachment theory in her work with couples. With heart, a respect for science, and an excellent intuition, Dr. Miller has helped many families and couples over the years heal wounds and achieve greater peace and tranquility.
Dr. Miller is actively involved in her local community and serves as a board member and officer for Ginnie’s House (ginnieshouse.org), a children’s advocacy center in Newton, NJ that helps prevent and treat child abuse. She was part of a small group of individuals that designed and created Altitude, Atlantic Health / Newton Medical Center’s (altitudenj.com) youth empowerment program. Lastly, she has written a children’s book entitled “There’s Always Hope” and is currently working on a new one which teaches about our interconnectedness as humans.
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EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Brittany Wool, LPC
New Jersey Licensed Processional Therapist (#6344)
BA in Psychology, Centenary College
MA in Clinical Mental Health, Fairleigh Dickinson University
WHO WE ARE
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Alexandra Miller, Psy.D.
NJ Licensed Psychologist (#4348)
BA Public Policy Studies, Duke University
Doctorate in Psychology, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP)
Post-doc Master’s Degree (Ed.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Post-doc Master of Science (MS) Clinical Psychopharmacology, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)
ABOUT BRITTANY WOOL,
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST
Brittany Wool is a Licensed Professional Therapist. Her theoretical orientation is based on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model as well as Family Systems Model. Brittany is also strongly interested and knowledgeable in the field of addiction and has been working with clients in this area of work for years. Brittany has always felt that her calling was to help people feel good about who they are and being true to who they are. She is here to help guide clients towards a place of peace and congruency as they navigate through, and try to manage life's stressors. Her office creates a safe space to help clients feel comfortable enough to share their problems and gain insight through their own strengths and intuition.
For teenagers and adolescents, Brittany has been linked to middle schools and high schools in the area for years, working collaboratively with guidance counselors and parents to ensure that children and teenagers are safe within the community and getting the necessary support and guidance they need.
With each individual, couple or family, Live Well Psychology Center professionals customize the approach based on the identified problem, individual needs and what science has shown to have the best clinical results. We collaborate with medical doctors and other professionals where appropriate, but only with the client(s) written consent.
INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS
Live Well Psychology Center offers expertise in proper diagnosis and treatment for an array of emotional, life and and behavioral issues. With warmth and with a respect for the latest psychology research and literature, we tailor our approach to each client’s individual needs and goals.
PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS
Live Well Psychology Center requires and values family participation for children under 18. The first session must include at least one parent. The second session is a family session (the household). The third session will be determined based on findings in the first two sessions and may involve the child or teenager coming in individually.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for Teens
This group is for teens ages 14-17 who have a difficult time regulating emotions and behavior, such as those struggling with impulse control, interpersonal relationships and self-image. The goal is to help these teens change behavioral, emotional, thinking, and interpersonal patterns so they can feel more confident and in control of their life. The next group begins the first Thursday of October.
If you are interested in learning more about this group and/or joining this group, please contact Brittany Wool, LPC at Office: 973-726-5200 Cell: 973-600-1532 or Email: .
PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR FAMILIES
At times it is wise to seek and invest in a professional to help us work toward greater emotional connectedness, understanding and harmony as a family or couple. Family systems psychology, attachment / emotional focused theories and cognitive behavioral therapy are utilized for couples and families.
BRIEF FAMILY DIAGNOSIS
Dr. Miller offers a two session “Family Health” evaluation which concludes with a diagnosis and recommended next steps for changes for families who would like professional advice on how to move on their own toward greater harmony and tranquility without participating in extended psychotherapy.
WEEKEND INTENSIVE IMMERSION
FOR HIGH CONFLICT FAMILIES
Research has shown that great damage from divorce comes from parental conflict.
Research has also shown that it’s valuable for a child’s health to maintain a healthy relationship with both parents after divorce. When children have distorted views or “black and white” views of one parent, it is valuable to help that child to create a more reality based viewpoint.
Dr. Miller offers a weekend intensive for families with children who are at risk of becoming “alienated.” This program is for separated or divorced families in which the child(ren) are refusing or resisting spending time with one of the parents.
The program involves an entire weekend in which all members of the family (all members of both households) spend the weekend away with Dr. Miller and a supporting psychotherapist. The family spends the weekend in psychotherapy (child only, parent only, entire family) and in recreational activities designed to build positive associations and healing.
The weekend involves a careful intake process as well as an after-care process to work toward successful long term relationships between the children and both parents.
This is innovative approach seeks to break repeated negative cycles of conflict involving parents and children. These negative cycles also often involve frequent litigation.
Insurance not accepted for this service, please call for fees.
PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR MORE
ability to laugh
ability to love and be loved
energy to give
great decision making
PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR LESS
repetitive worry thoughts
family and relationship pain
BOOKS & RESOURCES
Dr. Alexandra’s recent book to teach resilience, hope and joy in the face of obstacles
Dr Alexandra Miller has just published a book entitled “There’s Always Hope.” The book was written with love to teach children about how to appreciate the joy of life even if things don’t go as expected. It can also serve as a symbolic gift for an adult who needs hope. Order your book via Amazon.com and bring it in for the author’s signature!
For more information or to make an appointment with Alexandra Miller, Psy.D. or with a Live Well Psychology Center counselor, contact:
48 Woodport Road, Suite 22
Sparta, New Jersey 07871
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