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Joseph R. Mills, PhD

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”

— William Hodding Carter, Jr

Treatment Philosophy

Because every youngster and every family is unique, Dr Mills is flexible in his approach to psychotherapy. He chooses treatment strategies that best fit a young person’s current situation.

Clients have the opportunity to shape their own treatments — client participation and feedback are vital to the positive outcome of therapy. For younger children, Dr Mills sees the participation of parents or guardians as essential. While adolescents have significant rights to confidentiality, Dr Mills typically seeks and encourages parental input.

Dr Mills uses psychotherapy to help young people remove impediments to healthy development and adopt behaviors and attitudes that can allow them to reach their full potential.

Before jointly forming Seattle Psychologists with Dr Roll, Dr Mills was in private practice in Redmond. Prior to that, Dr Mills had been in private practice on Bainbridge Island. In the past 15 years, he has worked in a university medical center, a therapeutic preschool, a day treatment center for children and adolescents, a residential treatment facility, and a university psychological services center.