Mental Health Therapist
Susan Milner is a licensed independent mental health practitioner. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Doane College in February of 2014 and earned her BA in Liberal Arts from Doane College in May of 2011.
Providing individual (all ages) couples and family therapy, Susan specializes in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and compulsive disorders. She is also trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and facilitates a women's DBT group.
Susan has experience working with family challenges when finding themselves in a caregiver role. Her experience with special needs children and those who provide support is of great concern for her in working toward ways to become successful in therapy and life while maintaining the difficult struggles unique to their situations.
Susan also provides consultation and life coaching for clients. She is a certified trainer in Emergenetics, a self-assessment profile which is used to identify thinking and behavioral styles. As an Emergenetics trainer, Milner provides one-on-one coaching and team development workshops facilitating communication and enhancing both personal and team effectiveness.
Susan has attended trainings in The Core Competencies and Treatment Strategies for Trauma PTSD, Grief & Loss, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment in the Practice of Psychotherapy, DSM IV, Treatment for Adolescent Substance Abuse, Delinquency and Criminal Conduct and the Adult Severity Index Assessment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Neurobiofeedback, Peak Performance Training, Emergenetics.
Susan is married to Jerry and has two children, Rhett and Molly who keep her focused on the most important aspects of life. Susan’s personal mission in life is to reach her best potential and to help others achieve theirs also. In her leisure time she loves to play golf and be outdoors in nature. In addition, Susan also enjoys the creative writing process, reading great books and exploring spiritual truths.