Retha Millikan, M.S.; LMFT

LMFT #49184
Phone:  916-202-6506
Rates:  $115 per session, Sliding Fee Scale Upon Approval
Payments accepted by cash, check or charge
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Educator-BadgeRetha Millikan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in her private practice, Millikan Counseling Services at Cornerstone Psychological Center in Roseville. She earned her B.A. in Education in 1974 from Mid-America Nazarene College and a certification in Pastoral Counseling from Emerge Ministries. After five years of pastoral counseling, she enrolled in the Masters program at California State University, Sacramento, and received her Master of Science in Counseling in 2005. After an internship at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Clinic in Woodland and another in private practice, Retha worked for Counseling Education Services in Roseville. Soon after being licensed¸ she opened her private practice. Retha is also a  Gottman Trained Educator.

She specializes in an array of issues such as marriage communication, healing after an affair, conflict training to enhance relationship, and divorce recovery.

Retha enjoys working with clients and family members who have been impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. She often collaborates with a client's support system and medical Dr. when clients so desire.

She also has success working with children, particularly in the realm of anxiety, divorce recovery and adjustment. Her office is furnished with play therapy materials, toys and books that enhance a child's ability to identify and express his/her emotions.

Whether experiencing a crisis, moving through a natural life transition, or dealing with a disorder or relationship issue, Retha compassionately helps her clients navigate the challenges through the expertise of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other eclectic techniques that have proven helpful.

She has spent several years teaching elementary children in the public school system, teaching her own children in Home School, directing a pre-school, and teaching in community and church organizations. She has run bipolar support groups, taught "Boundaries" classes, classes on child discipline, infidelity in marriage, and led support groups related to women's issues. She enjoys teaching whenever possible.

When she is not counseling, Retha loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren, traveling with her husband of forty-two years, volunteering in her church, and oil painting.
Education & Qualifications
  • B.A. in Education, Mid-American Nazarene University, 1974
  • M.S. in Counseling , California State University, Sacto., 2005
  • Certified Pastoral Counselor through Emerge Ministries since 1999
  • Member: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member: American Association of Christian Counselors

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My Therapy Style

Although I am primarily a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I have studied an eclectic set of counseling theories that I can use, depending on each client’s needs. Some of these include a family systems approach, play therapy for kids, art therapy, and attachment theory.

You will find that I am a directive therapist. Although I will spend a lot of time listening, I believe in a collaborative approach that involves some education, some minor homework to keep the momentum going between sessions, and a commitment on your part to do the work of changing whatever you want to change.
I am constantly reading, consulting with colleagues, attending seminars, and learning new techniques in my effort to help my clients achieve the goals they set for themselves.
Marriage and Couples Counseling Life Transitions Defining Boundaries
Group Counseling Child & Adolesence Counseling MentalHealthButton