Margo Milano, LCPC, CFLE, NCC, ACS, EAP-S

Margo Milano, LCPC, CFLE, NCC, ACS, EAP-S

Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCPC
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 26039
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Dekalb, Illinois 60115 - United States

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My goal is to provide you with effective empowerment as a means to decrease stress, increase life satisfaction, and achieve your goals. Significant change is possible within a short period of time. In life, everyone becomes overwhelmed with stress or dissatisfied with relationships. If you are ready to feel better or resolve problems, my services may be an excellent fit for you. You will receive:

*Top notch expertise and skills unmatched by non-professionals
*Reasonable and clear guidance that is easy to understand
*Comfortable, non-intimidating, warm, and confidential atmosphere
*Objective, non-judgmental support and genuine concern for you
*Researched-based approaches proven to be effective to decrease stress and increase satisfaction

Email or Call Margo Milano, LCPC, CFLE, NCC, ACS, EAP-S at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26039

More Info About My Practice

Thank you for reviewing my information. I have over fifteen years of counseling experience. I believe in using a strengths based approach utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Pragmatic Experiential Couples Therapy, or other empirically validated orientations.

I believe counseling role is an active participant and guide in the counselor-client team who together investigates cycles of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that dynamically influence life experiences. My goal is to identify and change ineffective patterns that lead to the discomfort you are feeling. Usually we can create relief quickly if we work together in a dedicated manner.

In higher education, I have taught eighteen different family studies, counseling, and human services university courses over 100 times. I believe counselors must work actively to continue learning in order to remain effective and cutting edge clinicians.

My strengths include creating a comfortable, non-intimidating, and rewarding experience for you. My clinical and instructional experience involving extensive work with clientele have provided me with unprecedented experience. My personality is genuine, kind, and encouraging, which seems to please clients and augment relief from stressors.

My Therapy Focus

Everyone deserves time to be listened to with unconditional support and without interruption. It is a basic human right to have time to talk about your stressors and receive help figuring these out.

Services are provided for difficulties and issues including:
*Individual Counseling
*Couples Counseling
*Family Counseling (including child and adolescent issues)
*Social skills and Peer Relationships
*Divorce transitions
*Conflict Resolution
*Parenting Support and Guidance
*Work and Career issues
*Stress Management
*Depression, Anxiety, Behavior Disorders
*Women's issues
*Abuse and Trauma, PTSD
*Chronic medical conditions, disability, chronic pain
*Grief and Bereavement
*EAP services

In a comfortable, supportive, and warm atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client to help attain the relief from stress, increased life satisfaction, and better relationships.

Services include counseling and therapy, group counseling, parent education, and educational interventions and tutoring, and workshops. Our practice is focused on the emotional, social, behavioral, and educational needs of all persons from early childhood to aging adults.

At-home, digital (online), and in-office services are available.

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

What's the difference between talking to you than my best friend or family?

Good question. There is a big difference. The difference is between someone who is subjectively involved in your life, and a professional who has objectivity, training, expert knowledge, and experience. Family and friends have the potential to offer support, yet not in the same method or type.

Professionals can help you approach your situation in a new way:

*Listen without judgment or expectations
*Ensure confidentiality
*Provide helpful perspectives
*Offer genuine support and help
*Listen with no ulterior motives
*Teach new information or skills

What do I have to do during sessions?

In general, you can expect to discuss or learn about the current events happening in your life, history relevant to your issue, and talk about progress (or any new insights gained). Sessions are not 'all talk', however, many times therapeutic activities are completed, if you're interested, as related to the particular issues at hand. Suggestions may be provided for you to consider incorporating outside of our meetings, to support your progress simply as a way to help achieve quicker and more thorough achievement of your satisfaction.

How long will this take?

You are probably very busy, so we will work around your schedule to fit this in while keeping up a regular pace to maintain progress.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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