Shamika Milliken is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with many years of Social Work and Counseling experience in a variety of settings. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Elizabeth City State University and went on to earn her Master’s of Social Work from University of New England. Shamika is passionate about her work as a therapist and feels grateful to be able to provide dedicated service to clients. She loves helping people discover their strengths and learn new skills that they can use to navigate through the various challenges in life.
When Shamika works with people, she sees them as a teammate. Past habits of thinking about and responding to situations in life can be difficult to overcome alone. As a team, we can identify what seems to be the root of the problem. We evaluate what has and has not worked in the past, and develop new ways of coping with the challenge or distress in our life.
Here at Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services, Shamika provides individual counseling to children, teenagers, and adults. In therapy, she uses an integrative approach including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution focused therapy, strength-based therapy, and a person-centered approach to ensure the right treatment approach is used to meet your goals. She has 13 years of experience which includes: Intensive Family Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Adjustment, ADD/ADHD, Self Esteem, Life Issues, and more.
At some time in life we all experience anger, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues. We may need support or guidance on parenting or self defeating behaviors. You are not alone, and Shamika is here to help and support you during these times. She strives to create a safe, comfortable, and relaxed environment where you can express yourself in a judgment-free space.
Shamika is North Carolina born and raised. She is married with two wonderful kids. In her down time she enjoys reading, dancing, and listening to music. Her favorite places to travel are along the Carolina beaches or down to Florida for a little Disney fun.
Contact the office today to set up an appointment with Shamika Milliken.