GET TO KNOW ME
Hi! I'm Dr. Sandra Marilyn Miller, a 30+ year veteran of Clinical Neuropsychology.
In addition to private practice, I’ve been a medical school professor for over 30 years, specializing in neurological and neurosurgical disorders. I’ve directed an adult and child neuropsychological evaluation clinic, a neuro-interventions clinic, and a family interventions training division. In addition, I trained neuropsychologists in clinical practice and research. My private practice focuses on providing neuropsychological evaluations, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and psychotherapy to patients with brain disorders. As a part of my practice, I continue to serve as a consultant to medical schools, continue to author publications in peer-reviewed journals, and engage in clinical research focused on neurological disorders. In doing so, I am able to keep up with the current literature and work to ensure patients receive the most cutting edge, novel approaches to evaluation, therapy, treatment, and rehabilitation.
My philosophy of practice is that every mind is unique, and as such, every neuropsychological evaluation should be tailored to the uniqueness of each person. It should bring out a person’s strengths as well as address the difficulties resulting from neurological disorders. My hope is that not only do we identify the correct diagnosis, but also provide interventions and adaptations that are specific to each person’s situation. Often after evaluation, I see people for neurocognitive rehabilitation or cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and like including family and significant others, when appropriate. I hope to give each person creative solutions to regain their cognitive abilities or compensate for cognitive loss, to build on their strengths, and to help with the impact that life-changing medical and neurological diagnoses have on the self and on one’s family.
For more information about my education and specialty areas, see below!
Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin
Clinical Psychology Internship: New York University, Bellevue Hospital; Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation
Two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology: University of Texas Medical Branch
Dementia (Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, Parkinson’s)
Developmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury (Head Injury)