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Brooke Miller
Founder of Soapbox Therapy (SBT), Brooke Miller, is a psychotherapist and nationally published advice columnist. Brooke’s education coupled with her life-long passion for authenticity and unique ability to create a safe space for people to be themselves is the foundation on which Soapbox Therapy stands. The SBT network shines a distinctive light on emotional intelligence, offering Brooke’s cutting edge advice columns, psychologically intelligent commentary, consultations, media appearances, personal articles, and workshops on central topics such as fear of commitment, and much more. From self-esteem and relationships to life transitions and body image – for both teens and adults – Brooke fuses her kindness and empathy with a smart, no-holds-barred approach that both educates and entertains.


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Articles From Brooke Miller
Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 30:00 PM ET
My fantasy of sitting down with Mignini to assess him for a weakened mental state will likely not become reality, at least for now.
Friday Sep 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Holy horrid and emotionally scarring parenting, I feel sick. I'm not interested in bashing Kate Gosselin as a human being, but I really would love the opportunity to shake her, kindly, and say a few words.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Shows like Toddlers and Tiara's
Friday Sep 16, 2011 05:00 AM ET
When did knowing you're hot go so devastatingly out of style while constantly trying to prove you're hot has become the new black?
Friday Aug 12, 2011 30:00 AM ET
When I see ten-year-old high fashion models like Thylane Loubry Blondeau or reality TV stars like Toddlers in Tiaras' case study Eden Wood, I often wonder: what kind of emotional turmoil does one experience after reaching one's supposed career peak before having one's first menstrual period?
Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 10:00 PM ET
There was a time when sex addiction, self-mutilation, eating disorders and bipolar manic episodes were kept in the therapy room and out of the headlines, thankfully, those times are gone.
Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 50:00 AM ET
In the end, Ashley found true love with JP, which for many viewers is astounding given the personal self-hatred we witnessed all season coming from Ash. She allowed her past to determine her present over and over again during the season as she watched men walk out on her just like her father did.
Saturday Jul 30, 2011 10:00 AM ET
There's a part of me that can't help but appreciate my right to not have my head messed with on a massive level everywhere I turn and every magazine I look at...
Thursday Jul 28, 2011 10:00 PM ET
If Simmons was hoping to stand out as a rebel I would have suggested he ditch the baggage statement and gone with something more like "I'm a whore among all whores." It's a more specific descriptor. But there's no going back now. Simmons’ baggage is what Tweed wants.
Thursday Jul 21, 2011 42:23 AM ET
Maybe one day I’ll sit down with Jeffery Lewis, the man whose perfectionist propensities gifts viewers with a new understanding of the beauty of vulnerability. Maybe one day we’ll sit down over a perfect cup of coffee...and I’ll ask him my questions.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Thank goodness for Charlie Sheen, who is set to play an ex-jock who becomes an anger management counselor with, of course, colossal anger issues of his very own. Winning?
Saturday Jul 9, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Popular culture and science clash when it comes to defining good parenting. Let's review the facts...
Wednesday Jul 6, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Before judging, before deciding, before pointing the finger at anyone else, ask yourself if you were to treat others in the same way you treat yourself, would society be safe?
Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 20:00 AM ET
My belief system around "evil" is likely the reason I feel so passionate about certain topics, news stories, and comments about people in the media and otherwise. It's also, I suspect, why I have yet to share my opinions on the Casey Anthony trial.
Friday Jul 1, 2011 10:00 AM ET
A healthy and sophisticated remembrance of Princess Diana’s would never have included a curiosity about who she would have become, but rather, a celebration of who she in fact was.
Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 30:04 AM ET
A suicide attempt is a cry for help, so I refuse to respond to what Portwood has been through with anything but love and support. So Amber, this is my message to you, I hope it finds you one day...
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 40:00 PM ET
I want to jump through the TV and hug this poor sweet self-loathing girl who needs support so desperately. Sometimes, like a frat boy watching a football game, I fantasize that she just might be able to hear my screams. Just because someone doesn't reject you, it doesn't therefore mean they accept you!
Tuesday Jun 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
From the bottom of my heart, I'm really sorry the straight community in general has done such a stellar job screwing up your institution.
Friday Jun 24, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Our world is messed up. And from a mental health perspective, it just keeps getting worse and it makes me want to vomit and cry.
Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Doug Hutchison, the 51 year-old actor who has appeared in The Green Mile, Lost, and The X-Files, proudly and openly married 16 year-old aspiring country singer and former beauty queen, Courtney Alexis Stodden recently in La Vegas. Yes, 51 and 16.
Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 15:00 PM ET
This season of The Bachelorette has it all. Issues of self-worth at their finest, clear results of a neglectful father, peter pan syndrome, co-dependence, narcissism, anger, jealousy, and even mask wearing--though that sadly only lasted two weeks. My psychological heaven can now be found on ABC every Monday night at 8pm. It's an absolutely and outrageously horrible show...but I literally can't stop watching.
Monday Jun 20, 2011 45:00 PM ET
The only thing worse than people wanting me to get pregnant so badly that they're willing to figure out how to use my DVR to passive aggressively let me know that I should act fast, would be to have a TLC special all about how producing a child is my duty. If I were Catherine Middleton, I would have a panic attack for sure.
Friday Jun 17, 2011 14:35 PM ET
According to style maker Catherine Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, one need not fall to remain trendy and interesting. After watching her royal reign over the past 50 days, I'm relived to say that thanks to Kate, it seems that landing is becoming the new black. How refreshing.
Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 05:00 PM ET
If Angelina is really not wearing any make-up in this picture, I highly recommend you get that girl to a doctor stat because naturally grey smoky eyelids just can't be healthy.No make-up my ass.
Tuesday Jun 14, 2011 30:00 PM ET
I've become obsessed with the mental health train wreck that is this season of The Bachelorette. It's like Emotional Health gold--I'm officially in a goddamn psychological commentary candy store. Someone pinch me.
Monday Jun 13, 2011 30:00 PM ET
Weiner didn't even have sex with these people, he talked dirty to them over the computer and sent them pictures of his penis. Think that's healthy? Um no, he's sick.
Thursday Jun 9, 2011 15:00 PM ET
No wonder sex and all its intricacies is one of the top reasons for divorce. Signing on the dotted line to get out is worth not having to open-up to get off.
Wednesday Jun 8, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Her father's actions, sadly, carved a map inside of her, so every time she meets a new man she unconsciously figures out a way to follow the road she knows to a tee, making sure she lands exactly where she always has. Rejected.
Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 10:00 PM ET
My therapy-junkie self is officially and inappropriately excited following your blatant exhibit of douche-bag meets lack of mental stability, and though I've never looked forward to watching this idiotic show in the past, I must say, I'm downright giddy this time.
Monday Jun 6, 2011 20:00 PM ET
Like moldy food in a refrigerator, the emotional experiences that we push back and push away in attempts to pretend they don't exist, will eventually begin to spill over and cloud our lives with a nasty and merciless stench of unfinished business.
Friday Jun 3, 2011 30:00 AM ET
TMR Resident Mental Health Guru Brooke Miller answers your emotional heath and relationship questions! It's kinda like Dear Abby went to graduate school, poured herself in a pair of ass-fabulous jeans, and started switching off between reading People Magazine and...
Thursday Jun 2, 2011 40:00 AM ET
If you're humping a door like Keri Hilson or spreading your legs on top of a cardboard mountain like Gaga, this might land you in the category of sophomore class whore. And that would suck.
Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 40:00 PM ET
So, why do powerful men seek maids and hookers and subordinates to have sex with? We all want to figure out what the hell it's all about, right?
Friday May 27, 2011 55:00 PM ET
What is the recipe for beauty? Confidence, emotional intelligence, and an accurate understanding of what your butt really looks like in those jeans? Sure, one would think.
Thursday May 26, 2011 55:00 AM ET
As a person who follows news, politics, sports, music, and both pop and celebrity culture with both my intellectual and emotional brain, the stories on your show have been exactly what I wanted and needed every single day.
Wednesday May 25, 2011 40:00 AM ET
The May 30 issue of Life & Style magazine digs oh-so-deep into the fight between Real Housewives of New Jersey stars and sisters-in-law, Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga. As in, their physical fight - the one they had in front of their kids - at a christening for one of their children. Lovely doesn't even cover it.
Tuesday May 24, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Last week Kansas legislators approved a ban that no longer allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as part of their general health plans, except for when a woman's life is at risk...but that's not the end of what happened.
Monday May 23, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Last night, during the NBA Eastern Conference finals game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, Bulls player Joakim Noah used his voice in a way that he's already apologizing for.
Friday May 20, 2011 15:00 AM ET
People have left their jobs, their children and their life as they know it to ride in their self-decorated mini-vans across the country to be one of the 200 million (that's an exact number) who God will save and swoop up to heaven...
Thursday May 19, 2011 50:00 AM ET
How does a modern teenager in our over-stimulated, over-scheduled, over-electronic-addicted-judging-bullying-bomb-setting-suicidal-anxiety-ridden society...connect?
Wednesday May 18, 2011 08:59 AM ET
I'm not saying that royally screwing up is sexy, nor recommended. It's just human. The sexy part is when you embrace the discomfort of it all and stop trying to protect your fragile ego by either pretending it didn't happen, or blaming it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.
Tuesday May 17, 2011 30:00 PM ET
As it turns out, you're so much more than Sandra Bullock's dirty, cheating, motorcycle fixin' ass of an ex-husband. You're actually quite an eloquent speaker as well.
Monday May 16, 2011 35:00 AM ET
It seems like an extremely difficult task, as a mother, to raise a daughter - you not only have to support her to love who she is so she can conquer the world with self-esteem, authenticity, two feet on the...
Friday May 13, 2011 46:35 AM ET
It seems that Charlie Sheen maintains his belief that we were and supposedly continue to be captivated by him because he's a "winner." He believes this so deeply, in fact, that he thought recording a song about it would be...
Thursday May 12, 2011 29:47 AM ET
Continuing on her very important media tour, NeNe Leakes, the Atlanta Housewife turned Celebrity Apprentice drop-out, will appear on the Wendy Williams show today, May 12, to set the record straight about why she left The Donald high and dry,...
Wednesday May 11, 2011 00:00 PM ET
I was always fascinated (and totally nauseated) that LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant was able to both appear and participate in court in the morning -- ya know, for the whole being accused of rape thing in 2003, no biggie...
Tuesday May 10, 2011 45:19 AM ET
No matter how fantabulous the new partner is, they become a mascot who chants one thing - there's no going back to the way it was. And for some kids, the noise is just too loud.
Monday May 9, 2011 33:02 AM ET
Waiting in line at the grocery store is pure joy for a pop culture enthusiast. This week is no exception, because apparently Khloe Kardashian is tortured for her weight, Steven Tyler is lucky to be alive, and The Olsen...
Friday May 6, 2011 18:19 AM ET
IN YOUR FACE OSAMA! Oh wait, that's not very nice.
Thursday May 5, 2011 49:33 AM ET
The truth is, I have no idea if being estranged from her biological father is at the foundation of Demi's challenges, but I can almost be sure that it's part of the equation. And that leads me to wonder about our own parentheses.

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