Steve Milan, LCSW
After 18 years of doing this work, I continue to be amazed and awed by the power of it, and by the honor of sitting with people as they find their way to a new way of relating to themselves and their world. I am committed to learning something new each day from my clients and this work. It has not been difficult to meet this commitment.
I operate from a view of therapy as a process of “assisted self study” (in the words of Ron Kurtz, see Ron Kurtz or www.hakomiinstitute.com). From this view, the client is the expert on his or her experience. The therapist’s role is to develop experiments which can help the client find his/her experience from a place of mindfulness and compassion. This process can often to lead to information or awareness that neither client nor therapist could have known independently. Therefore, therapy is a process of connection and co-creation which impacts all involved.
I serve adults and couples in individual therapy, group therapy and workshop formats in my practice. While I utilize a variety of models in this work, all are predicated on the importance of compassionate awareness, safety, relationship, experience, and a growth orientation. I have studied Alaya Process (see YFTEB), Hakomi therapy, and Systems-Centered Therapy (see SCT) among others. Each offers its own gift to an understanding of our humanness. I have also studied mindfulness practices and mystical traditions from varied spiritual paths. These also inform the work.
So I invite you to join me in a process of mutual discovery. Come with whatever intention you wish; whether it be in the form of a “problem”, a diagnosis or a hunger for more. Let us find the deeper wisdom available to transform this intention into a daily reality.
Clinical Supervision Services
I have offered clinical supervision services for newer therapists for the last ten years. Since my license is in Social Work, I supervise LMSWs toward their LCSW licensure. Clinical supervision services are offered in group and individual formats. Our focus is on the personal and professional development of the supervisee as well as on client services. Supervisees may be social workers employed in agencies or those contracted to provide client services through my practice. If you are interested in clinical supervision services, I’d love to talk to you about the possibilities.
Steve Milan, LCSW
3400 Kerbey Lane
Austin, Texas 78703 (map)