Casey Mills, MA, LPC, ATR
Casey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. Casey received her Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2005.
Casey's practice includes individual therapy as well as couple's therapy. She is trained in Divorce Mediation. Divorce mediation is a process in which divorcing spouses negotiate an acceptable divorce agreement with the help of a neutral third party: the mediator. The mediator supports the spouses with healthy communication and negotiation but doesn't make any decisions for them.
Casey has a special interest in providing support to people diagnosed with cancer. The goals of therapy are to reduce stress, increase the quality of life, provide instillation of hope, and cope with life transitions.
Casey's training, education, and 15 years of experience have provided her with a strong background to provide private counseling services. She specializes in therapy for people with chronic illness, depression, and anxiety. Casey offers a supportive and caring environment to teach healthy coping skills, increase self-esteem, and promote a sense of self. She offers information and support with healthy communication and conflict resolution skills, anger management, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Casey has a positive psychology approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy and Art Therapy to support making progress in one's life and meeting personal goals. Her career has included working with adults and adolescents with addictions, working in hospital settings including Barnes Jewish Hospital and St.Elizabeth's Hospital both in-patient and out-patient with adults with chronic mental illness and medical illness, providing education and support to families of loved ones with addiction and mental illness, and working within multiple local community mental health organizations to support individuals with mental illness. She began her career managing a residential facility in Michigan with adults and adolescents whom have physical and developmental disabilities. Casey has also volunteered to facilitate oncology support groups for women and children.
She is passionate about her family and child. Casey loves the outdoors, hiking, running, DIY projects and playing in her garden. She is quick to say she does not have a “green thumb” but tries her best. Casey was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and feels that defines her sense of self.