Brad Milliken is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Currently working at Sequoia Counseling and Therapy Services in Redwood City, California and at Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, California. Brad specializes in teens, treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-esteem and social pressures. Brad also emphasizes a clinical focus on significant life changes, such as career change, divorce, loss of a partner or redefining life direction for seniors. Brad has lived and worked extensively overseas, giving him an understanding and appreciation of many diverse cultures.
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Brad provides a complimentary 15 minute consultation with prospective clients. This process allows both client and therapist to determine if a good therapeutic alliance would take place. Questions can be answered and the presenting issues can be briefly discussed. Brad believes that therapy should not be mysterious, so he will give the client an idea of how treatment would be effective to meet their goals.
Brad's training includes a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, and years of clinical experience in a community-based agency in the South Bay, seeing a wide range of outpatients from 10 years old to seeing elders. At a homeless and runaway shelter, Brad saw at-risk youth who have severe problems with home stability situations. Brad is trained in Seven Challenges, a harm-reduction program to address substance abuse, and extensive work with the Center for Living With Dying to assist those struggling with a major loss in their life.
Brad is a private-pay provider who can generate "super-bills" for clients to get reimbursed for services. The base rate applies unless the client is under financial stress, in which case a sliding scale rate can be negotiated.
Brad took an early retirement from his international photograpy business, and entered the psychology field in order to "give back" to the community, and see individuals transform into a more satisfying and fulfilling life.