About ANNIE MILLER
I am so glad to take this journey with you. I have been a therapist for over 14 years and along the way, I have learned some strategies that can help you move forward.
What I Do Best
As a therapist, when you see clients change their lives, it is an amazing experience. And seeing transformation is what I am passionate about. Though I was trained in talk therapy and still love to incorporate these skills into every session, I have added many evidence-based techniques to my toolkit.
I enjoy using EMDR therapy, CBT for insomnia (CBT-i), and pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) in my practice to help clients adopt healthier habits. I have also studied the brain and neuroplasticity and I integrate these principles into each of my sessions. My strongest areas of expertise are anxiety, trauma/PTSD, insomnia, teen therapy, and chronic pain. My goal is to help you create real change, even if therapy has not worked in the past.
How I Got Here
I come from a family of therapists, and this was a natural choice for me, though my career started in a different direction. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree and was always interested in film and television. My first career path brought me to the Sundance Channel in New York. There I worked in programming, and I had a particular interest in documentary films. While there were many aspects of that industry that I loved, I kept coming back to therapy and mental health.
I earned my Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Chicago. I worked in a few different hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center in New York. These experiences taught me how to work with chronic illness, medical-related issues, sleep disorders, and chronic pain. I have also been trained in CBT-i and EMDR and have a broad understanding of sleep disorders and trauma. I have completed several programs in Behavioral Sleep Medicine and participate in regular supervision training. I am passionate about helping people sleep better by overcoming insomnia and nightmares. More recently, I earned a certificate in PRT and I am one of a select number of therapists trained in this technique.
The Fun Stuff
I am from the DC Metro area originally and this is home for me. I live in the area with my husband and daughter, not far from where I grew up. I am still interested in movies, and I enjoy documentary films and taking long walks with my dog.
Education & Professional Background
- Master of Social Work, University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania
- Maryland Sleep Society
- National Association of Social Workers
- Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
- EMDR International Association