A healthier choice for a healthier you!


Welcome to Creative Narrative Counseling & Coaching, LLC. I want to commend you for having the courage and strength to reach out for help with the challenges that you are presented with. You’re tired of merely surviving. Maybe anxiety has made your world small and lonely, or depression and feelings of worthlessness have kept you disconnected from yourself and your loved ones and have held you back from the life you want. Perhaps you’ve developed ways of engaging with others and with yourself that once protected you in difficult or traumatic circumstances; however, these patterns now result in pain that is becoming unbearable. Whatever suffering brings you here, you do not have to bear it alone. It is possible to thrive rather than just survive.

I use an eclectic approach grounded in psychodynamic therapy to help clients gain insight and make meaningful, lasting change. Together, we can dig to the root of what traps you in suffering while unearthing the wisdom and healing potential that are already within you.

In therapy, we will co-create a space for the whole of who you are—even those parts of yourself that may scare you or make you feel ashamed—to be honored and learned from. I deeply respect your decision to seek help in moving toward a fuller, richer life, and I look forward to talking with you.

"Seeing a therapist does not mean that something is wrong with you. It simply means that you may need help seeking clarity in some areas of your life. You may want to work through some traumatic experiences or challenging emotions, you may want to learn how to change your negative pattern of thinking and behaving, you may want to learn how to respond to difficult situations, you may want to learn how to be more confident, you may want to grow personally, and much more!"

-Shanta Milner, LPC, NCC

Contact me today for a FREE 15 minute consultation so that I can answer any question or concerns that you may have.


Men have emotions too!!

Give me a call today and I will help you learn how to manage your beliefs, thoughts, emotional, and behavioral responses.

Telebehavioral Health

Telebehavioral Health lessens the anxiety sometimes experienced in traditional in-office settings.

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Counseling affords people the opportunity to work through challenges, establish personal goals, and actively work towards changing to become their better selves.

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The purpose of coaching is to help empower individuals to focus on the discovery of goals, address and resolve their mental blocks, fears, and insecurities, and explore their life's purpose and vision.

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Invest in your mental wellness!

Uncomfortable emotions may make you feel unmotivated and cause you to disengage from activities that you once enjoyed.

"My goal is to help you explore these emotions and figure out healthier ways to manage them." - Shanta Milner, LPC, NCC

Treatment Goals Checklist

Think about your goals for therapy or life coaching. It is different for everyone, so please take a moment and explore all that applies to you.

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Therapist referrals may also be submitted on this page.

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  •  09-17-2022 17:03

This article includes a case study that explores how to manage an emotion that you are either having a difficult time with, or would like to experience more.

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  •  09-15-2022 21:59

Discover ways to calm your anxious mind, through the use of your 5 senses, to help improve your sleep and overall mental health.

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  •  04-02-2020 08:11

We are all experiencing adjustment issues due to unexpected changes influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more to learn some healthy tips to keep yourself healthy during this unprecedented time.

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  •  03-21-2020 08:34

Affirming yourself can produce positive cognitive and behavioral responses as you learn to adjust to your new normal due to the COVID-19. Read more to learn ways to give yourself positive affirmation to reduce mental health symptoms.

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