Lana Milligan, MA

Resident in Counseling

In-Office Sessions: Alexandria (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Alexandria (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
  • Young Child (3-6)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Person Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Children and adolescents feel the weight of the world as theirs is only just beginning. Understanding and managing emotions they may not be ready yet to conceptualize is a challenging thing to go through. I believe that society can sometimes undermine the amount that children can go through and the volume that it affects them long-term. I feel that allowing a safe and free space for children and adolescents to feel everything can allow for the opportunity to open up, heal, and learn how to handle those big feelings coming in.

I support children, adolescents, and young adults facing anxiety, depression, identity struggles (i.e. LGBTQIA+ identity), as well as other difficulties including self-esteem, grief & loss, and navigating changes & transition.

My techniques used include a variety of person-centered therapeutic techniques with elements Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/trauma-focused CBT, expressive arts, play, as well as existential approaches.

More About Me:
  • I was born and raised in New Jersey.
  • I have been dancing since I was 2 years old.
  • In my spare time, you can find me listening to my favorite music or podcasts, reading, or cuddled up inside watching movies!
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Body Image
  • Conduct and Impulse Control
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Social Skills
Education and Training:
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marymount University
  • Student member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Resident in Counseling
VA 0704015520
Supervised by:
Jennifer Munroe, LPC, NCC
Group Offering(s):

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.