Caroline Millen

(she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist
RP
Availability:
Waitlisting New Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Clientele:
Adults
Email Caroline
  • Anxiety
  • Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
  • Existential Concerns
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Destructive Patterns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Client-Centred
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Intersubjective
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Relational
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    carolinemillen.psychotherapy@gmail.com

    We come to therapy for many reasons: relationship challenges, feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, anger or shame, self-destructive cycles, loss of identity, and more. Life’s challenges may leave us feeling lost, alone, or helpless. It can be difficult to know what we need and how we need it, and support can be hard to access. Psychotherapy can help.

    Therapy offers a structured yet creative space for supportive inquiry. In my practice with clients we work collaboratively to explore experiences of oppression, inhibiting defences, and self-destructive patterns. The more consciously we can identify and work with these constrictions, the more freedom of expression is ultimately gained. It is a powerful experience to discover and be witnessed in your authentic self. It can feel vulnerable, relieving, mournful, and even fun and playful. From this place we can explore how to reframe traumatic memories and loosen the grip of old, unhelpful defences and patterns.

    With these gains in self-knowledge and freer expression come the potential for a greater sense and vitality of self, deeper connection within relationships, and a refined and meaningful path throughout life’s journey.

    In a confidential setting, I aim to build with you a sense of trust conducive to reflective conversation. We will focus on whatever you wish to explore at a pace that feels comfortable to you. I will listen, pose questions, and share my insights in response to material that arises in session.

    Sometimes the body, more so than words, is an accessible path to tuning in. I might offer mindfulness or breath exercises to facilitate self-exploration, expression, and grounding. We might also use your dreams, fantasies, art, and/or metaphors as a way into exploring and speaking about your experiences.

    As a psychodynamic therapist, I focus on medium- to long-term therapy. Typically I meet with clients for weekly 50-minute sessions. My rate is $130 per session. At this time I am working with clients virtually by phone or video.

    I hold a curiosity to learn about the human condition and how each of us uniquely navigates living in this world. This curiosity informed my work as an actor. I found freedom of expression by assuming characters distant from my personal experience. Over time this work helped me to bump up against my own barriers with my identity and inner struggles, which eventually brought me to therapy.

    The practice of showing up to weekly therapy sessions alongside an experienced, caring therapist anchored and enriched my life. It guided me on a path toward self-actualization. I became interested in offering to others the process of self-learning, healing, and growth that I had experienced. My curiosity further led me on my path toward training in psychotherapy.

    My psychotherapy training and education involved 6 years of academic and experiential study in a diverse range of therapy modalities including psychodynamic and existential-integrative psychotherapy. I have been in private practice since 2017. I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). I am also a graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts.

    As a therapist I draw from my background as a former athlete and artist, along with my experiences in clinical work and training. My personal experiences as a client of therapy allow me to connect with clients from a place of empathy, respect, and hope that therapy can help to transform one’s life.

    I love to exist with others in a space of play, whether it be through means of conversation or movement. I am inspired by the potential that exists within a felt sense of freedom. Outside of therapy, I love to dance, bake, spend time in nature and with loved ones.

    If you would like to learn more, I offer an initial consultation free of charge. This is an opportunity for us to get to know one another and to help you determine if you feel comfortable speaking with me.

    You may reach me by email at carolinemillen.psychotherapy@gmail.com.

    If you would like to learn more or book an initial no-fee 30-minute consultation, please email me at carolinemillen.psychotherapy@gmail.com. I look forward to connecting with you.