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"A moment of self compassion can change your day. A string of them can change your entire life."

       -Christopher Germer

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Alisha Miller, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

People often feel unhappy in their life and need help figuring out what to do. I mix evidence-based techniques with warmth, candor, and humor to help individuals and families better understand their problems and develop a plan to feel better. 

Prior to opening South Hills Psychological Services I worked at Strong Foundations Psychological Associates, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Western Psychiatric Hospital. I am extensively trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and I am also trained in family therapy, parent training, motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, suicidality, adjustment difficulties, and chronic somatic symptoms. Additionally, I frequently work with individuals seeking parenting guidance and I enjoy working with individuals in the healthcare field to address burnout and work-life balance. 

In addition to supporting clients, I am actively involved in prevention and treatment efficacy research through University of Pittsburgh's Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) and Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS). I frequently attend workshops and conferences, have published several articles in peer reviewed journals, and given invited trainings. I've taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and  hold memberships in the  American Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists (ABCT). 



"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." -Jon Kabat-Zinn 

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy we will work together to better understand the problems impacting you. We will explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in hopes of learning new, healthy ways to respond to challenges as well as collaboratively solve problems to help improve your day to day life. 

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Parent Coaching

Parent coaching provides guidance on how to best support your child's social and emotional development. In a safe space we will process your parenting struggles and learn strategies proven to improve children's behavior and emotional well-being. 

Coping Skills Training

Coping skills training focuses on teaching a variety of ways to manage overwhelming emotions. Session time is spent learning new coping skills and out of session practice is emphasized. 

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College Counseling

Starting college can be stressful! I help youth successfully navigate this transition, promoting well-being and academic success. This is a good fit for seniors who will attend college in one of the 40 states I provide telehealth services in. 



You are worthy of a safe, unbiased, and productive space to process your experiences.

I am a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania. I see clients in-person at my office, located at 393 Vanadium Road in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. For your convenience I also provide telepsychology services using a secure, HIPAA compliant video platform. 

Additionally, I hold an E. Passport and an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) through the PSYPACT program coordinated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The E. Passport and APIT allow me to practice telepsychology with clients who reside in any of the 40 states registered in the PSYPACT compact. A list of all participating states can be found here.

Getting Started


"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." -Carl Rogers

If you are interested in working together, please e-mail me at


I accept most UPMC, BCBS/Highmark, and Optum/United Commercial Insurances. I also offer self-pay options. I do not accept Medicaid, Medicare or CHIP. It is your responsibility to confirm insurance coverage for care. If I am unable to accept you at this time please contact your PCP or insurance company for other referrals.

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 1-800-273-TALK, text the crisis text line at 741-741, or go to your nearest emergency room. Those in Allegheny can also call Resolve at 1-800-796-8226.  



393 Vanadium Road, Suite 306

Pittsburgh, PA 15243


call/text: 412-212-6712

Note. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 1-800-273-TALK. Those in Allegheny can also call Resolve at 1-800-796-8226.  

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