Mavis Milne, Ph.D
Takoma Park, MD
I've found that what usually helps most is a combination of approaches. I make it a priority to keep current with the latest developments in the field. I take care to get to know each of my clients unique struggles and strengths and then draw from a number of tested therapy models to best address their needs.
Education: My doctoral training in clinical psychology placed equal emphasis on conducting scientific research and learning the practice of psychotherapy. While the biggest influence on my work has been the direct, person to peson contact I've had with my clients, my graduate program also left me with an appreciation for science and what it has taught us about what helps and what doesn't in guiding people through hard times.
My research and clinical training included a focus on child and adolescent
development, family interaction, and the effects of trauma throughout the
lifespan. My graduate education included training and supervision in adult, marital, and child therapy approaches. Specific therapy models included strategic family systems, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and play therapy. As part of my training, I worked within a range of settings including college counseling, community mental health and residential treatment for youth. I completed my predoctoral internship at a general practice outpatient clinic and a children's psychiatric hospital, where I deepened my knowledge and skill helping people of all ages work through a broad range of difficulties, including depression, difficulties in parent-child relationships, and marital distress.
Licensed Psychologist since 1997
Maryland License # 0389
University of Rochester, 1986
B.S., graduated with honors
Virgina Treatment Center for Children, Medical College of Virginia, 1994
University of Vermont, 1995
Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association
Maryland Psychological Association
International Center for Excellence in Emotion- Focused Couples Therapy