WRITER BIO

Beacon Psychotherapy

Brooklyn Milner

Psychotherapist

Owner/Founder

Brooklyn Milner's journey to becoming a Charleston-based psychotherapist is a testament to resilience, self-discovery, and an intrinsic desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Originally hailing from Alabama, Brooklyn's early years were marked by constant movement across the southeast, attending around 10 different schools while growing up within domestic violence. This turbulent upbringing instilled a profound empathy and a drive to make a positive impact on those struggling around her - she’ll be the first to tell you that most in her profession come by it honestly. 

 

Brooklyn's path to psychotherapy was not linear. After high school, she tried a brief tour of cosmetology before pivoting to juggle full-time jobs with full-time education, eventually graduating from the University of Florida in 2012.

 

Following a toxic relationship and a period of soul-searching, Brooklyn found herself drawn to help others. She went all in to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at UNC Chapel Hill, while holding multiple side gigs to support herself. After obtaining her MSW, she embarked on a career in mental health, starting in an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Charleston.

 

Working in the hospital was both revelatory and disheartening as she witnessed the limitations of the system and the revolving door nature of patient care. Seeking a deeper connection and longer-term relationships with clients, Brooklyn transitioned to outpatient therapy.

 

Her journey took another turn after a hip surgery forced her to reevaluate personally and professionally. Taking another leap of faith, Brooklyn delved into private practice and discovered her passion for therapeutic work. It was during this time that she began to explore experiential approaches to therapy, aiming to integrate yoga and breathwork into her practice to help clients connect mind and body.

 

Brooklyn's approach to therapy is deeply personal and holistic. Emphasizing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and environment, she invites her clients to embark on a collaborative journey of self-discovery, guided by curiosity, compassion, and a commitment to growth. Her laid-back demeanor and approachable nature create a safe, welcoming space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment.

 

Based on these philosophies and perspectives, Brooklyn founded Beacon Psychotherapy, the bespoke mental health practice to guide you through the swells and ebbs of life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression and trauma in 2023.

 

Driven by a mission to provide sanctuary and support to those in need, Brooklyn's ultimate goal is to empower her clients to cultivate healthier relationships with themselves and others. Through a blend of experiential techniques, compassionate guidance, and unwavering dedication, she strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those she serves, offering hope, healing, and a pathway to greater self-understanding and acceptance.

 

In between sessions at her therapy practice in downtown Charleston, you may find Brooklyn lifting weights, climbing rocks, moving on her mat, reading books, or embarking on her latest hobby …that is, of course, if she isn’t simply sitting quietly and staring blankly, because, balance.

 

Master of Social Work in Social Work, UNC Chapel Hill

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#14595)

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Board Member

EMDR Certification

Critical Incident Stress Management Certification

Certified Grief Informed Professional

Gold Star Employee at Trident Medical Center

Pursuing 200 YTT, Anticipated Summer 2024

Pursuing Embodied Recovery for Eating Disorders (ERED)