Milena Lukic, MS, LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100492
I have an MS in marriage and family therapy. For the past six years, I have been providing therapy for trauma survivors and co-facilitating support groups for survivors of domestic violence, adult males who were molested as children, and high-risk youth. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an integrative psychotherapy treatment for processing of traumatic memories and other adverse life experiences and bringing them to an adaptive resolution. I also facilitate creative art workshops using a trauma-informed approach. I speak regularly at state and national conferences on trauma-informed issues, the impact of domestic violence on children, prevention of vicarious trauma, and adverse effects on brain development as a result of trauma. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
My responsibilities to you are to be authentic, supportive, and non-judgmental, and to
provide you with a safe and confidential space and tools that bring relief and cultivate resilience.
My approach is collaborative and resiliency based, which involves listening to clients and identifying goals that address their concerns in a way and pace that is comfortable for them.
I have no preferred treatment modality, as I believe that no single approach fits everyone’s needs.
I use solution-focused interventions, EMDR, insight-oriented approach, mindfulness, CBT, resiliency model, healing-arts and other trauma-focused models, and believe that combination of treatments can provide profound changes.
My responsibilities to you are to be authentic, supportive, and non-judgmental, and to provide you with a safe and confidential space and tools that bring relief and cultivate resilience.
“Honor the space between no longer and not yet ” – Nancy Levin
Lukic, M., & Beckett, J. (2017). Shifting the Lens: Transforming Our Approach to Domestic Violence. Workshop presented at the annual state conference, San Diego, CA.
Lukic, M., & Beckett, J. (2015). Inspired Progress by United Purpose: Creating Effective Support Groups for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Workshop presented at the National Sexual Assault Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Lukic, M. & Ingram, B. (2017). The Impact of Witnessing Domestic Violence on Neurodevelopment in Children. Workshop was presented at ICAN Nexus XXII Training Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Lukic, M. & Ingram, B. (2017). Working with Students Exposed to Domestic Violence. Workshop was presented at the 32nd annual LAUSD District Crisis Team Training, Los Angeles, CA.
Lukic, M., & Beckett, J. (2017). Creating Effective Support Groups for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Workshop will be presented at The National Center for Victims of Crime at National Training Institute, Portland, OR.
Lukic, M., & Beckett, J. (2018). Shifting the Lens: Men co-facilitating support groups for female survivors. Workshop presented at the annual state conference, San Francisco, CA.