Dr. Erica Lander Miller
Founder and Clinical Director
Erica Lander Miller, Psy.D. is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey, LLC and is licensed to practice psychology in the states of New Jersey and New York. Dr. Lander Miller specializes in the practice of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy with children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Lander Miller graduated cum laude from Tufts University with a BA in clinical psychology and English and received her masters and doctorate in School Psychology from Rutgers University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and accrued her post doctoral hours at Montefiore Medical Center’s School Based Health Program. She has conducted research regarding social emotional program planning and implementation in schools. In collaboration with Dr. Alec Miller and colleagues, she has contributed to the adaptation of DBT for elementary school-aged children and their parents. Dr. Lander Miller was formerly the Director of Mental Health Services at the Montefiore School Health Clinic at PS 8 and was an Instructor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Lander Miller has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and trauma. She works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy, family therapy, parenting, and group therapy. Dr. Lander Miller has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a comprehensive treatment for individuals with significant emotional and behavioral difficulties and suicidal and non suicidal self-injury. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and has trained other health care professionals in the evidence based treatment approach. She also conducts workshops on bullying for schools and hospitals.
Dr. Lander Miller received specialized training working with parents and their toddlers through Parent Child Interaction Therapy. While working at Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. Lander Miller co-facilitated DBT groups at the Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service, a high school intensive outpatient treatment day program. She also ran DBT groups with elementary aged children as well as DBT groups for parents of elementary aged children while at Montefiore Medical Center. She has run Incredible Years groups at Montefiore with children with disruptive behavior disorders.