Heather McMillen, M.A., MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapy in Santa Monica, California, 90403

Heather McMillen


Heather McMillen


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - #110813
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $180 per session | Free initial phone consultation.
Free Initial Consultation


10780 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 290
Santa Monica, California 90403

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My Approach to Helping

Good therapy is about self-discovery. If you sense it is time for a change, therapy can help you heal, and open you to a life of greater meaning and purpose. If the past is holding you back in the present or affecting your ability to create a fulfilling future, it may be time to reassess. If you are feeling confused, lonely, or scared, I invite you to take the first step toward a life of greater peace, and ease. Therapy supports your movement toward the realization of your goals, dreams, and personal vision of success.

I believe in a relational approach to the process of therapy. My style is interactive and characterized by warmth, patience, humor, and compassion. As you share your story, I listen closely, inviting you to notice broad themes as well as important details that may become a focus of our work together. I will support you in deepening insight and self-awareness, working through anxiety andor depression, safely processing past or present trauma, and improving communication to enhance the quality of your life and relationships.

For additional information about me or my practice, please visit my website. (Linked under profile photo).

More Info About My Practice

My approach is grounded in psychodynamic psychology, and I may also include trauma-informed somatic work, imaginal methods, and dreamwork.

I have the following advanced training and certifications:

Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

Community Resiliency Model (CRM)

Intensive Couples and Family Training Program

Community-Based Dreaming | Individual and Group Dreamwork

Certification in Tiers 1 & 2 of Military Competency Training | Active duty service members, military families, and veterans

Certification in Gang Awareness Training & Experience (GATE)

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Creative Professionals: Visual Artists | Musicians | Dancers | Writers | Producers | Actors | Comedians | Designers

Anxiety & Panic Attacks



Trauma and PTSD

Highly Sensitive People (HSP)

Existential Concerns (MeaningPurposeSpirtuality)

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

I have experience working with people who had a negative first experience in therapy, and I know this can make it hard to try again. I offer a free initial in-person consultation so that you can begin to form an impression of what it would be like to work with me. I encourage you to ask questions and share any concerns you may have.

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly Creative Adults, Adolescents, and Couples
    Trauma | Abuse | Survivors
    Anxiety Disorders
    Military | Veterans | Families & Adult Children of the Military
    Highly Sensitive People (HSP)

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
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