Practice Director, Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Miller is the Director of Brookside Psychologists and is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist working with adults. Her primary area of practice pertains to neuropsychological assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury. She recently served as President on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Peel/Halton and is a member of the Ontario Brain Injury Association.
Dr. Miller also offers counselling treatment for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic pain, primarily using a cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) approach. She also provides client-centred counselling with regard to identity and relationship issues, particularly gender identity related concerns. She practices within an LGBTTIQ-affirmative framework.
Dr. Miller completed her Ph.D. degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto in 2011. Since 2000, Dr. Miller has held clinical positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (in the Inpatient/Outpatient Psychological Assessment Service and WSIB-funded Psychological Trauma Program) and the University Health Network – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (UHN-TRI – Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Study). She completed her master’s and doctoral training placements at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Neuropsychology & Aging Program), CAMH’s WSIB-funded Work, Stress, and Health Program, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, Neuropsychology Consultation Service, and Behavioural Medicine).
Dr. Miller is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Ontario Rehab Alliance, and is certified to conduct catastrophic impairment assessments (mental & behavioural) by the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators and the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment.
Miller, L.S., Colella, B., Mikulis, D., Maller, J., & Green, R.E.A. (2013). Environmental enrichment may protect against hippocampal atrophy in the chronic stages of traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi September 24, 2013.
Miller, L.S. (2011). Recovery from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Hippocampal atrophy, environmental enrichment, and implications for functional outcome.Doctoral dissertation: University of Toronto, Canada.
Bagby, R.M., Marshall, M.B., Bury, A., Bacchiochi, J.B., & Miller, L.S. (2006). Assessing underreporting and overreporting response styles on the MMPI-2. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.), MMPI-2: A Practitioner’s Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Bagby, R.M., Marshall, M.B., Basso, M.R., Nicholson, R.A., Bacchiochi, J., & Miller, L.S. (2005). Distinguishing bipolar depression, major depression, and schizophrenia with the MMPI-2 clinical and content scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(1), 89-95.
Scheibe, S., Bagby, R.M., Miller, L.S., & Dorian, B.J. (2001). Assessing posttraumatic stress disorder with the MMPI-2 in a sample of workplace accident victims. Psychological Assessment, 13(3), 369-374.