Kate McMillen, Ph.D.

“Therapy can empower you to become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, values, and strengths. Armed with that knowledge, we can work together to help you make the changes in your life that are most important to you.”
Therapist Kate McMilan
Professional Biography

Specialize in Depression, Sexual Trauma, LGBTQ+ issues

  • Psychologist, Limited Permit
  • Ph.D., Adelphi University
  • M.A., Adelphi University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota
  • Dr. McMillen is a licensed psychologist who works to create a warm, supportive space where clients feel comfortable to fully express their authentic selves. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, with a focus on contemporary psychodynamic and interpersonal therapies.

    Orientation/clinical interests/specialties

    Since graduating from Adelphi, Dr. McMillen has sought out additional training opportunities that have empowered her to become a truly integrative clinician. Her approach to therapy is twofold: to help clients build insight into their internal world, and to help them experience life more fully by accepting and expressing their emotions in a healthy way. She weaves in a variety of therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of each client, including psychodynamic, interpersonal, dialectical-behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapies. Lastly, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she is particularly invested in working with LGBTQ+ clients with a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, internalized homophobia, religious trauma, coming out, and transitioning.

    Personal Interests

    In her free time, Kate enjoys playing indie video games, doing the occasional obstacle course/mud run, and playing piano. You can usually find her relaxing at home with her two tabby cats, Pan and Bun.

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    Book an appointment with our experienced and compassionate therapist today. Finding the right therapist and approach takes time, we understand if you have to try several therapists before committing to a long-term therapy

    What to expect on a first session

    • Confidentiality Discussion: The therapist will explain the principles of confidentiality, ensuring you understand the limits and exceptions to privacy in therapy.
    • Background Information: Expect to share some background information, including your reasons for seeking therapy, relevant personal history, and any immediate concerns or challenges.
    • Therapist’s Approach: The therapist will discuss their therapeutic approach and methods, providing you with an understanding of how they work and what to expect from the process.
    • Goal Setting: Together with the therapist, you will explore and set realistic goals for therapy, outlining what you hope to achieve or work on during your sessions.
    • Discussion of Expectations: There will be an opportunity for you to discuss your expectations for therapy, including frequency of sessions, preferred communication styles, and any concerns you may have.
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