Our Team of Therapists and Counselors
Ann Millard completed a Master's in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982. She completed graduate coursework in Art Therapy at George Washington University in 1996. Ann has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1987. Ann Millard has worked in a variety of settings including 21 years of experience as a mental health therapist in two local community mental health centers, private practice at the Women's Center of Vienna, VA, child protection services and advocacy work and therapy with victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County, VA. Ann Millard has extensive experience working with adults using a contextual perspective, with consideration of family, community, culture and of life and age transitions. She has worked with different populations, and especially with young adults, aging adults, individuals suffering from mood disorders and anxiety and individuals coping with separation and divorce. Issues include trauma, childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, mood disorders, anxiety and stress management, ADD/ADHD, and coping with separation and divorce and in the aftermath of the latter, making the transition to a new lifestyle. Her approach to work with clients is a strength based, goal setting approach. Clients are encouraged to develop and access both inner and outer resources. The latter includes tapping into the use of creative resources such as art, journaling and a sense of humor. Her eclectic approach includes psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral strategies, the reprocessing of significant events, body based therapy, self esteem building and mindfulness.
Ann Millard, LCSW
Mary Lou earned her MSW degree from Syracuse University and advanced clinical certificates in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse from Fordham Universtiy as well as Child and Adolescent Therapy from New York University. She has over 20 years' experience in crisis intervention and individual/family therapy in various settings including civilian/military hospitals, outpatient medical centers, and multidisciplinary private practices. Prior to joining SBHS in 2018 Mary Lou worked for the Dept of Defense as an Integrated Behavioral Health Consultant advising other professional staff in military hospitals and outpatient medical centers. She utilizes a holistic approach and has a special interest in the mind/body connection with the goal of achieving maximum wellness. Evidence based interventions used include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Activation, and Solution-Focused therapy.