Dr. Susan Milam-Miller is Journey Academy’s psychiatrist. She specializes in children, teens, and young adults and is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She received her education and training at Stanford University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, UCSF, and UC Davis and is currently a national representative to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Milam-Miller is pleased to work directly with Journey Academy youth and their families, alongside our clinical team, in providing psychiatric assessment and directing the rational use of medication treatment when needed. Her work has included consultation in several healthcare and educational settings and she maintains a private practice in the community in addition to her agency consultation work with us.
She is particularly interested in empowering youth to actively participate in their own treatment and views teaching about health as her primary role as a doctor.
When not working as a psychiatrist, she pursues her interest in dance of all types and has served as a long-time Girl Scout volunteer, helping to lead wilderness leadership experiences for teens in the High Sierras. She has been a resident of Sonoma County since 2006, where she lives with her husband and son.
Interim Director of Academics
Karen Bergman, LCSW
Reese Clark, MFT
With TLC since 2016
Masters of Psychology, California State University, Sonoma
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University, Sonoma
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Reese began her career working with adults and adolescents recovering from sexual trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an MFT intern providing 1:1 therapeutic service and support.
Upon licensure, she began working in as a therapist and case manager in a residential treatment facility that supported youth suffering with substance abuse, addiction and childhood trauma.
She loved working with adolescents and their families and continued to build her skillset by working in Wraparound as a facilitator and family therapist. In this role she helped students build pro-social relationships, maintain in home placement, and establish a stronger sense of self.
Because of her clinical skill and natural leadership, she returned to the residential treatment program where she worked prior, this time in the role as Clinical Director. In this position, she oversaw the program, directed all clinical services, providing clinical supervision, program development and direct child care.
Looking to diversify her experience, Reese and was drawn to Journey Academy for its values, treatment modalities and connections based treatment philosophy. Reese joined the team in 2016 overseeing the Coast House program and providing case management and staff development. Additionally, she began providing supervision for the staff teams and clinicians. Now as the Clinical Director of Residential Treatment, she continues supervisions, provides agency trainings, program development and leadership.
Reese utilized cognitive behavioral therapies, short term treatment interventions, attachment based treatment models and motivational interviewing to help students overcome challenges and reach their full potential. Reese believes that the key to a healthy future is found in the nurturing of today’s youth.
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Reese enjoys being outdoors, hiking and riding her bike. Enjoys time with her friends and family. She’s a lifelong learner and is always jumping on new courses, trainings, and learning opportunities to continue her education in the field and on new subjects that can inform her work.