Kimberly Miller, Ph.D. is Cherokee, a licensed police and public safety psychologist and sought-after speaker and consultant who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 16 years. Dr. Miller has worked with over 150 public safety organizations and provided training for tens of thousands of students around the country at local, regional, national training events and through her intensive online training programs. Dr. Miller has a curriculum of over 60 courses that she has developed and continues to revise and currently serves as the President of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Board. She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change, and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. Her programs and services are designed to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also the organization as a whole. Dr. Miller’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Miller has significant experience in leadership, coaching and mentoring with over 30 years of serving in supervisory and leadership roles.
Beyond her work in public safety, Dr. Miller regularly works with corporations, non-profits, health care facilities, insurance providers, school districts, Native American organizations and city and county government to help them reach their next level of excellence through training, consultation and coaching services.
Clinically, Dr. Miller has worked with diverse clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her areas of expertise include: assessment, substance abuse, eating disorders, meaning in life, stress management, resilience, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. She has received four grants for her research (two from The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)), which focused on the development and cross-cultural validation of a strength-based measure of psychological well-being. Dr. Miller’s research interests include strength-based psychology and resiliency, culturally sensitive measurement development, diversity, equity, and inclusion, job satisfaction and engagement, organizational development, group process, leadership and supervision, psychological well-being, and the epidemiology and treatment of substance use and eating disorders in people of color.
Dr. Miller’s purpose in life is to make a difference and leave a person, place or thing better than she found it. This purpose comes from her belief in human potential and knowledge that we can always learn, grow and improve. She emphasizes strengths as the foundation for all her work and her focus is on developing long-term professional relationships that provide clients with an on-going resource for continued improvement.
Dr. Miller is passionate about improving individuals and organizations and helping them reach their full potential. Her approach is unique because all of her services are designed to fit together in an integrated approach that facilitates change in both individuals and organizations. Dr. Miller is authentic, honest, direct, and value driven. Her work is based on reliable and relevant research and her strategic and purposeful approach enables her to see the big picture and assist you and your organization in effectively planning for the future.
Dr. Miller has proven experience in transforming individuals and organizations. She takes the time to get to know you and your organization’s needs and creates a customized approach that will leave you inspired and motivated to achieve the next level of excellence.