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Raissa Miller, PhD, LPC


My journey into the counseling field began in 2003 when I took an elective counseling course at the University of North Texas and began substituting at a local school district. I became very interested in hearing individuals' stories, both their challenges and their striving to grow. I loved learning more about myself and how my experiences influenced the way I viewed myself, others, and the world. After graduation, I decided to pursue a Master's in Counseling and through the program I spent 1 1/2 years working at the Denton County Children's Advocacy Center counseling children, adolescents, and families who were survivors of sexual assault. In 2010 I started the doctoral program at North Texas and was introduced to interpersonal neurobiology. I began integrating neuroscience-informed concepts and interventions into my work with individuals and couples in community counseling centers and eventually, in private practice. I developed specialties in work with addiction and relapse prevention, trauma, and anxiety. I accepted a faculty position at Boise State in 2014 and have continued part-time clinical practice in the training clinic while shifting my primary attention to furthering the scholarship around neuroscience-informed practices in counseling. 

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Ph.D., Counseling (2014)

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas


M.Ed., Counseling (2009)

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

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B.A., International Studies (2005)

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Major: International Studies; Minor: Spanish and Counseling

Special Certifications and Trainings 

  • Idaho Licensed Professional Counselor 

  • Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator 

  • Certificate of Professional Studies in Adlerian Psychology, Idaho Society for Individual Psychology 

  • Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist- Supervisor, Center for Play Therapy 

  • Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapist- Supervisor, Center for Play Therapy 

  • Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight Institute 

  • Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind: A Year-Long Experience-Rich Training in the Application of Interpersonal Neurobiology 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certified 

  • Gottman Levels 1 & 2 Certified, the Gottman Institute 


Boise State University

Associate Professor of Counselor Education 

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