Rebecca Milburn, LCSW, RPT
Adults, Adolescents, Couples, Families, & Children
It’s easy to avoid your feelings, and it can be hard to let yourself feel and express them. When you come to therapy, I will foster an environment where you can feel safe enough to experience and express what can be overwhelming elsewhere. Often times without realizing it, our past continues to live with us, coloring our experiences and coming out in patterns that we replay. In the safety of the therapeutic relationship we can explore those patterns and understand how they came to be, and how they continue to impact your life. And through understanding we can change those patterns - for however much the past may influence us, we are not defined by it.
Through insight and self-exploration, you can develop parts of yourself you may not have known were there – areas of strength and resourcefulness that we all have inside us. I aim to help you become your full self, feeling all your feelings with self-compassion and acceptance. Together, we can work to develop your sense of meaning and purpose, connect with yourself and others, be present in your relationships, and make choices that allow you to live the life you want.
I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults. My practice uses a psychodynamic base, to which I add mindfulness, play therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to further enhance growth and healing. With children I primarily use play therapy, through which children are able to express their internal experience non-verbally, using their innate language of play. Although EMDR was initially developed to treat trauma, it is an excellent and multifaceted tool for helping to break the cycle of long established patterns – especially those that continue to hurt us.
Rebecca Milburn, LCSW, RPT earned a Master of Social Work from New York University, is a Registered Play Therapist and is working towards certification in EMDR. She has been practicing psychotherapy for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Earth & Environmental Science from Wesleyan University. She provides free EMDR based therapy to post-9/11 veterans through the Headstrong Project.