Milana Robben
Milana Robben - Mental Health Therapist III
Education: Master of Science, Counseling
Institution: Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Area of Specialty: Mental health counseling for children and adults
Languages: English, some Spanish and French

Milana Robben began working at Sea Mar's Vancouver Behavioral Health Center in August 2012.

Milana earned a Master of Science degree in counselor education from Portland State University in 2004, and a graduate certificate in marriage and family counseling from Portland State University in 2006.

In 2006-2007, as part of a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), Milana worked on a research team that created a national model while practicing intensive wrap-around family therapy. She also was the lead therapist on a design team that created therapeutic alternative classrooms for a program that helps students attend their home school while receiving therapeutic support.

Prior to joining Sea Mar, Milana worked for two years providing mental health counseling for adults in her own private practice. She also worked for three years as an intensive family therapist at Catholic Community Services in Vancouver, Washington. She gained valuable experience counseling extreme high-needs youth and their families, allowing them to stay in their home schools and with their families throughout treatment.

As a school counselor, Milana designed an elementary school counseling program for the Teacher's Standard of Practice Commission (TSPC) for the Portland Archdiocese, grades K-8. This framework opened the gateway for school counselor interns to practice in parochial schools in the Willamette Valley.

Away from work, Milana rides her bike and hikes in the city forests for relaxation and meditation. She strongly advocates for lifelong outdoor physical activities and learning opportunities for youth and families. She has volunteered at the Oregon Zoo and organizes city hikes for mental health professionals, and has coached Special Olympics sports teams.

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