Our Staff

Enhancing relationships between boys and their families, peers, and the communities in which they live

Christopher Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher Miller is the founder and director of BIG and has worked throughout southern California as a clinical psychologist with children, teens, and families since 1999. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and his Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1999.

After receive his doctorate, Dr. Miller completely his post-doctoral clinical work at Pacific Clinics in Pasadena, CA. He remained on staff there for three years while serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Training and maintaining a private practice.

Dr. Miller has been practicing in San Diego since 2004 and blends different therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of his diverse clients, with an emphasis on behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused concepts and techniques.

In addition, Dr. Miller has developed and implemented “BIG Talks”, which aims to educate boys about puberty and reproduction, encourage and facilitate ongoing and healthy conversations between boys and their parents about these topics as they mature, and support and educate parents in how to make these conversations with their sons helpful, ongoing, and comfortable. Dr. Miller also assists schools in and around San Diego in sexual education/health curriculum development for elementary and middle school-aged students.

Dr. Miller has extensive experience working with boys from diverse backgrounds who face a variety of challenges. His expertise is also formed by personal experience, being the proud father of a 19-year-old son and having grown up the middle of three boys.

Dr. Leslie Miller, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Miller is a licensed psychologist and certified cognitive behavioral therapist with over 20 years of experience treating children, teens, and their families. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego in 1998.

After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Miller completed a two-year fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and remained at CHLA as a faculty member for three additional years. In Los Angeles, she also maintained a private practice with adults, adolescents, and children, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Dr. Miller has been practicing in San Diego since 2004 and provides specialized cognitive-behavioral services for BIG. Dr. Miller’s expertise is found in treating children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of difficulties related to anxiety (including phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder), as well as body-focused repetitive behavior disorders (e.g., trichotillomania and skin picking).

Dr. Miller also has extensive experience in working with children with feeding disorders and weight management issues in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to CBT, Dr. Miller integrates other research-based approaches as needed to enhance therapy outcome (e.g., action and commitment therapy, mindfulness).

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