Mark S. Miller, Ph.D.
Mark was born here in Virginia while his father served in the Army at Fort Gregg-Adams (formerly Fort Lee). Soon after Mark's birth, his father was honorably discharged and the family moved to Philadelphia where his father worked as a research chemist for the Department of Agriculture for the next 40 years and his mother worked as a book-keeper. Mark has a younger sister who lives in Winchester.
Mark has lived in Midlothian, Virginia for the past twenty-six years with his wife, Jennifer, their two adult daughters and their three cats. Jennifer's mother, brother and his family live in Virginia Beach. Mark and Jennifer just celebrated their 33rd anniversary.
After graduating from high school, Mark completed his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education in English (BA) from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s Degree (MS) in psychology from Shippensburg University and a doctorate in clinical psychology (Ph.D.) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is licensed in Virginia as a professional counselor (LPC) and certified as a substance abuse counselor (CSAC).
For the past nine years Mark has been serving as a Professional Counselor at Brightpoint Community College (formerly JTCC). Prior to this position he worked for Chesterfield Mental Health for thirteen years, first as a Senior Clinician and then promoted to Services Supervisor assisting individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mark was named "Employee of the Year" for Chesterfield Mental Health in 2007. Prior to working for Chesterfield Mental Health he served as a drug treatment counselor for Chippenham Hospital's Tucker Pavilion.
Prior to living in Virginia, Mark served as a long-term substitute high school English teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and a drug treatment counselor for the New Bridge Foundation located in Berkeley, California.
Mark is a long distance runner and has run the Richmond Marathon nine times. In all he has run thirteen half marathons and ten marathons.
Mark also plays the guitar and the Native American flute, and loves backpacking, gardening and camping with his family.