Mills Psychology & Associates are a dedicated team of mental health professionals who provide quality psychological consultation, assessment, and treatment to adults, adolescents, couples, organizations, children, and their families in need of mental healthcare services.
Each professional is highly trained and qualified in their area of expertise, holds
appropriate credentials or licensure, follows guidelines for evidence-based practice,
and are under the clinical direction of Dr. Mills.
Dr. Mills is a board certified clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology, a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and a certified member in good standing with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
He holds six university and post-graduate degrees including two
doctorates, as well as post-doctoral training and international scholarly recognition. Dr. Mills received his
Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Toronto
and York University. With twenty years of clinical experience, he specializes in the assessment and treatment of
many psychological disorders upon which he is widely published. He is founding President of the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association, Editor of two international
book series, author and/or editor of over one-hundred publications including twelve books, and
teaches as Core Faculty and clinical supervisior at the Adler
School of Graduate Studies in Toronto. He is the only psychologist in Canada with double board certification
in clinical psychology
What is a Diplomate?
A Diplomate is a professional designation and diploma of advanced competence that far
succeeds the minimum requirements for licensure in
any state or province. Diplomate status is awarded by the American Board of Professional
Psychology (ABPP), which is the oldest and most respected governing specialty board granting certification
in North America.
Since 1947 the ABPP has awarded Diplomate status to practitioners to designate to the public that they possess advanced
competency in their areas of specialization. The credentialing process is very rigorous and
involves having a practioner's work directly examined by a committee of specialists including having an oral
defense of their work and clinical judgment. It is not an easy credential to obtain and very few psychologists
are awarded this honor. Dr. Mills has two Diplomate designations
and is the only Diplomate in psychology practicing in the Region of Durham.