At Times, We All Need Some Extra Support!

Rachel Milan

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I provide Individual and Family therapy in Maplewood, MN.

I have specialized training working with individuals and families are currently experiencing or have experienced trauma and/or significant stressful experiences. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

I work with children and their families (birth to age 5) as well as with adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties. As a parent, I understand that parenting can be the most difficult and the most valued job you have. I will work with you to explore your child’s challenges and assist in finding new ways to understanding and interact together and create a stronger, closer connection. I believe this happens when you are provided acceptance, warmth, kindness, and empathy. I also value humor and utilize it to create a place that feels safe to explore and grow. I hold honesty and transparency in the therapeutic process in the highest regard so that I can make each session as comfortable and transformative as possible.

In my work with children, I believe that significant change occurs when therapy is sought out early. I utilize play, art and music to help explore, identify and learn to how to appropriately express and manage emotions, while learning how to build and implement problem-solving skills in their lives and relationships with others. I have significant experience working with children and families in the foster care and adoption and understand the difficulties experienced with attachment disruptions.

Treatment Specializations

  • Parent coaching
  • Parent-child conflict (including attachment, school issues, running away, disruptive behavior, power-struggles, and aggression/violence)
  • Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
  • Self-esteem issues and/or body image issues
  • Communication issues
  • Childhood & adolescent emotional/behavioral issues
  • Early childhood emotional/behavioral difficulties (ages birth-6)
  • Play Therapy
  • Self-harm/suicidal ideation or behaviors
  • Individuals and families experiencing or healing from traumatic or significantly stressful life experiences
  • Chemical dependency and/or co-dependency issues
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy

Education

  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Mpls, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; magna cum laude; University of Minnesota; Mpls, MN
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Addiction Studies; University of Minnesota; Mpls, MN

Training

  • PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator Certification
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR Level I
  • MN State Approved Training: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5)
  • Theraplay Level I
  • Currently completing training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Experience

  • One year providing in-home and outpatient therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults in Hennepin County – Intern – Imani Youth & Family Services
  • Four years providing intensive in-home therapeutic services to individuals and families of children/adolescents at risk for hospitalization and/or residential treatment in Washington County – Canvas Health
  • Two years of providing training to foster parents in Washington County on caring for children who have experienced trauma and/or attachment disruption
  • Two years of providing training to law enforcement in Washington County on adolescent mental health

If You Would Like To Schedule With One Of Our Therapists, We Would Be Glad To Schedule An Appointment For You!

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