Hi, I'm Trisha McMillon
As a professional counselor, I provide individual and couple counseling for people who feel stuck and unsatisfied in life. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them overcome problems related to shame, trauma, high functioning anxiety, relationship stress, depression, addiction, communication, divorce, loss and grief, and career indecisiveness. I am especially fond of working with women, LGBTQ persons, and college students.
I value transparency and think it’s important to share with you that I’m not perfect and my role as a therapist isn’t to “fix” you. I don’t believe you’re broken, even though it may feel that way sometimes. Instead, I believe we become strangers to ourselves, leaving us scared and confused and alone to figure it all out. I enjoy helping people connect with themselves and their life. I maintain a blog on this website and often share parts of myself and my life story about getting to know myself and reconnecting with my life.
After receiving my graduate degree from USM in Hattiesburg, MS, I worked as a counselor in a residential treatment center for adults with chemical dependency and dual diagnosis. At some point along my journey I transitioned into an administrative role and quickly realized that I missed doing therapy with others. So, I made the decision to do what scared me, and I moved to Mobile, AL to open The Space.
I love therapy and our helping field, not only for the growth it offers us personally, but also what it can do for our relationships and communities. My values in therapy include an attitude of loving-kindness, transparency, and honesty. Without becoming too technical, my approach to therapy is emotion-focused and client centered. I draw from mindfulness, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic models of therapy.
I believe I'm meant to be a counselor, leading to success with my clients. Like most, my life’s journey includes hardships and emotional raw spots, and I have benefitted from counseling. I have re-written narratives of my life and created an identity that offers me inner peace, joy, and passion, and I’d be honored to help you create a life that you’re proud of.
Aside from practicing therapy, I enjoy challenging myself in the kitchen, repurposing old furniture, early mornings with coffee, cat snuggles, and spending time with nature. I’m big on feeling connected to the people in my life and my environment. I also own a cat named Elphaba who brings me joy and reminds me to appreciate the little things. I try living my as an opportunity to experience the awe in this world.
I received my master's degree in Counseling Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2012. I am a member of the Alabama Counseling Association. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Alabama and Mississippi and a Nationally Certified Counselor in The United States.