About Dr Joyce Mills

For close to two decades, Dr. Joyce C. Mills has inspired audiences internationally with her heart-centered and creative approaches to communication, problem solving, personal and professional productivity, and growth. A consultant, workshop leader, and keynote speaker, as well as to health care, psychological, educational, community, and media organizations, Dr. Mills is known for her proprietary coaching process that produces immediate and lasting results.

As a psychotherapist, Dr. Mills has been called an expert in her masterful use of storytelling to communicate with the most difficult of society's populations, namely severely troubled children, youth, and families. She has used this expertise along with principles of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and her experiences with Native American, Hawaiian, and other transcultural teachings to create for all of us the inspiration to soar.

Dr. Mills is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. The founder and executive director of The StoryPlay® Center, she is also a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Dr. Mills is the recipient of the 1997 Annual Play Therapy International Award for "Outstanding career contribution to the field of child psychology and play therapy."

For the past twenty years, Dr. Mills has been on the Board of Directors of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona and has led healing retreats for women with Native American spiritual and educational leaders. She currently provides workshops and consulting internationally, and is in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition to her publications in professional journals and books, Dr. Mills is the acclaimed author of seven books. Among them are the award-winning Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within (translated into four languages); co-authored with Dr. Richard Crowley); Little Tree: A story for children with serious medical problems; Gentle Willow: A story for children about dying. Additionally, Dr. Mills is one of eighteen of the top women speakers to co-author The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirits. Now in its third printing, her newest book is, Reconnecting to the Magic of Life: (translated in French and Portuguese) is a tapestry of healing stories and practical steppingstones - spiritual vitamins® - inspiring our natural abilities to rekindle joy and embrace change.