Susan Milligan, Therapist in Little Rock, Arkansas — Zencare
Susan Lynn Milligan
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Susan Lynn Milligan

She/Her/Hers

Master of Education, MEd Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC
Arkansas Accepting Online
Little Rock Accepting In-person
Updated August 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attachment issues
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Susan Milligan is a Counselor located in Little Rock, AR. Susan specializes in helping clients who have experienced trauma in their past. This trauma could have been a one-time event like an accident or a chronic series of events like abuse. Her clients seek therapy to deal with the negative impacts of these events on their lives, which can include frequent panic attacks, debilitative emotions, inability to form healthy relationships with others, and heavy feelings of shame or guilt. Susan also sees clients who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Susan is pleased to offer Brainspotting (BSP), a revolutionary treatment for trauma, anxiety, and depression. BSP is designed to help access, process, and release negative experiences from the brain, including trauma, irrational emotions, and psychologically induced physical pain. By processing through the trauma in a validating, safe space, clients learn how to leave their debilitating symptoms behind. BSP can also be used for performance improvement in all aspects of life. Many people have used BSP to improve their relationships, professional careers, and even athletic abilities. Susan also teaches clients how to regulate their emotions, especially through mindfulness or grounding exercises. She takes an attachment-based approach to helping clients with their relationships, while also teaching them to avoid harmful cognitive distortions like assumptions, judgments, or black and white thinking.

Susan is a collaborative, caring therapist who wants her clients to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings while in therapy sessions. She recognizes that it takes courage for individuals to seek help, and strives to make therapy as simple to access as possible. Her goal is to help clients achieve lasting change so they can move forward after their trauma.


Message to clients

Greetings to the person on the other side of the screen, my name is Susan. I know how hard it can be to admit you may need help and begin the process of counseling, but it might just be one of the single best decisions of your life! I strive to offer a caring, safe, and vulnerable space for you to share your deepest hurts so that you can overcome what may be holding you back from achieving your life goals. I am committed to helping you learn how to build a stronger, more satisfying life.

I believe that one of the most important roles of a counselor is building a strong therapeutic alliance because the collaboration between the counselor and client is key to successful therapy. I have my own journey of overcoming trauma and find that my experiences allow me to be especially empathetic to those suffering with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Clients I have worked with describe me as empathetic and warm, liking to keep it real while desiring to build and maintain a great counseling relationship. Being ethical and culturally competent is also very important to me.

Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in your way. Schedule an appointment today to see how I can help. I hope to see you soon!


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Susan Milligan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Free 15 initial phone consultation.

I can also take HSA cards.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arkansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4 pm
  • Tue 10am - 7 pm
  • Wed 10am - 4 pm
  • Thu 10am - 4 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Little Rock practice
11815 Hinson Loop Road, Suite 116, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 4 pm
  • Tue 10am - 7 pm
  • Wed 10am - 4 pm
  • Thu 10am - 4 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Freedom Counseling Associates, CEO, 2021 - Present

Lamar University, Masters in Clinical Mental Health, 2020


Licensure

Arkansas: A2112012


Languages

English