TenaCity Psychological Services, PLLC
"The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity."
- Amelia Earhart
BCBS-IL PPO/Community, Ambetter, Aetna PPO, Cigna,
Humana, Meridian, Molina, United/Optum, Medicare Part B
At Tenacity, we believe healthcare is a human right!
That means we do our best to serve those who are out-of-network, under-insured or uninsured. If like millions of Americans, you find yourself in this situation, please do not delay or avoid seeking care, but rather contact us to learn about your payment options.
Mission and Vision
Our Mission: To motivate, inspire and encourage America's healthcare professionals, trainees, students and patients to actively advocate for transformation of our nation's current predatory for-profit healthcare system into a modern universal single-payer program for the nation.
Our Vision: To create a mental health organization that demonstrates how healthcare professionals can and must move beyond talking about healthcare as a human right to actively promoting healthcare justice in our nation through our policies, programs and political participation.
Our Approach to Therapy
As therapists who have worked with a diverse array of clients, we do not believe in taking a "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. We find that over-reliance on rigid or manualized treatments often interferes with therapists developing accurate, authentic and empathic connecting with and understanding of their patients. Recognition of the unique individual and collective experiences and identities of each client as well as the influence that broader social systems have on their lives is essential to a holistic approach to therapy. As such, we always strive to "meet my clients where they are" and get to know and understand what is most important to them rather than approaching therapy with a preset agenda about what clients "should" want and/or need from therapy. As we come to better know and understand our clients, we work with them to identify and developing therapy goals that they feel are authentic and meaningful to them. Based on my clinical knowledge and expertise, we do occasionally make recommendations aimed at helping clients to reach their goals, meet their needs, and improve their overall health, well-being, and quality of life, but we try to do so in a way that respects the individuality and autonomy of my clients.
Areas of Expertise & Types of Therapy
Areas of Expertise
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Couples and Family Psychotherapy
Men's Health (Manhood/Masculinity)
Life Transitions and Identity Issues
Gender, Sexuality and Relationships
Impact of Prejudice & Discrimination
Types of Therapy
Feminist, Liberation & Critical Therapy
Systemic Couples & Family Therapies
Psychodynamic & Relational Therapies
Workplace & Academic Performance
Pre-Marital and Newly Wed Counseling
Marital Discord, Separation & Divorce
Multi-Cultural and Inter-Faith Families
Mixed-Orientation and LGBT+ Couples
Poly and Open Relationships & Couples
Intimacy, Vulnerability & Commitment
Infidelity, Addiction & Domestic Abuse
Depression, Substance Abuse & Suicide
Death, Divorce, Disability and Grieving
Experiencing a Crisis of Faith or Identity
Self-Empowerment & Social-Advocacy
In therapy sessions, we work with each client collaboratively to identify and address specific challenges in their lives using evidence-based approaches and interventions. We are confident that you will find my personalized approach beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.
Intimate relationships have the potential to provide some of the most meaningful connections in this life, but also require a lot of work and maintenance to be successful. As an experienced couple's therapist, we can help you and your partner identify and address the specific challenges in your relationship.
Family relationships can be immensely rewarding, but they can also be complicated and difficult as well. We have years of experience working with a diverse array of families and family issues. We can help you and your family address challenges in a helpful compassionate way.
Your well-being is my ultimate concern. Since 2013, we have provided patients in the Chicagoland area with a wide range of psychological services to suit their needs. Whether you’re an individual, a couple or a family looking for help - our therapy sessions are designed to empower you and assist you in the healing process. Take a look at the services we offer and get in touch with us today.
Owner & Clinical Director
In many ways, I think life resembles running a marathon. We don't all start off and finish the same way; however, with adequate support, preparation, and a lot of tenacity each runner has potential to ultimately meet their own personal goals and feel the rush of pride and excitement that comes with overcoming obstacles and challenges along their path toward finally crossing the finish line.
My name is Josiah Miller. I was born in Colorado and grew up in the suburbs of Denver. After high school, I spent almost three years volunteering in a diverse array of communities and capacities before finally deciding that I wanted to enroll in college to become a therapist. As a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver, I developed a passion for psychological science and graduated with my B.A. in Psychology in 2012. As a college student, running and counseling were important parts of overcoming my challenges with depression and a learning disability. After college, I moved to Chicago for graduate school and fell in love with the city and it people before earning my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2017. In 2018, I started TenaCity Psychological Services and as of October 2019, I finished my first full marathon in Chicago. In the future, I plan to use running marathons as a way to raise awareness about and fundraise for various mental health and other pro-social causes and charities that I support!