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William Bryan Miller

William Bryan Miller, M.Ed., NCC 53926, LPCC 0397

William Bryan Miller was born July 26, 1971 in Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the son of Paul Bertram Miller, who married Paula Jolene Calhoon on 9/25/1970. William Bryan goes by his middle name, "Bryan". He grew up in Crocus, Kentucky, in the house across the street from the location of the old Miller Store building and the house of Edith Bryan (Miller) Spickard.

William Bryan attended Colonel William Casey Elementary School in Columbia, Kentucky, then John Adair Middle School, and graduated Adair County High School in 1989. He then attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from 1989 to 1994, graduating with a 3.3 GPA and a B.A. in Psychology. William Bryan continued to live in Bowling Green for two more years, working at Houchens and at the Bowling Green Board of Community Education's Afterschool Program, and renting an apartment with two college friends.

In early May, 1996, William Bryan moved back to Crocus, tired of working two jobs just to make ends meet, and also having suffered for several weeks with an exacerbation of the clinical depression that had troubled him since his early teens. He moved back into the family home in Crocus and got on a regimen of SSRI antidepressant medication, which soon made a profound difference in his mood. Three months later, he interviewed before Dr. John Rigney, head of the graduate program in Counseling and Human Development at Lindsey Wilson College. William Bryan was accepted into the graduate program, and two years later, in May of 1998, he graduated with a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development (M.Ed.) degree. William Bryan later sat for the NCE (National Counselor Exam) and thereby earned his NCC (National Certified Counselor) credential. He is also licensed by the state of Kentucky to practice clinical mental health counseling.

Not long before graduating from Lindsey Wilson College with his Masters degree, he was married to Karen Marie Watkins, who is six years his senior, and who already had a child, Whitley Morgan Robertson, by her first marriage. They married January 3, 1998, and William Bryan Miller graduated later that year (sometime in May). On September 29, 1998, Whitley Morgan Robertson, William Bryan Miller's stepdaughter, turned ten years old. She shares her stepfather's interest in fantasy fiction, both movies and books.

William Bryan Miller has worked for the Lake Cumberland Mental Health and Mental Retardation Board since November 02, 1998, first as a professional clinical counselor, and later as director of the Russell County Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program. This program is designed to assist Russell county's Severely Mentally Ill population, by providing daily reinforcement of skills that enable individuals to live successful lives.