Karen Milligan


(Pronouns: she/her)

Therapist / Professional Trainer

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC #7258)



Karen Milligan is an esteemed professional with a wealth of experience in the fields of mental health therapy, trauma, education, and professional speaking. With an impressive educational background and over a decade of expertise, Karen excels in her various roles.

Holding a Bachelor of Education in Human Resource Development, a Master of Education degree with a specialization in Inclusion, and a Master of Science in Guidance and Counselling, Karen has established herself as a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Counseling Therapist. Her dedication and commitment to the field have earned her recognition and respect as the Chair of Prince Edward Island’s Counselling Association.

As the Clinical Lead for Counselling Therapists at Your Life Design Inc., Karen plays a pivotal role in our group practice of talented therapists. Her responsibilities include ensuring that clients receive top-quality care and effective therapeutic interventions.

Karen’s expertise extends beyond her clinical responsibilities. She also supervises master’s students in counselling, imparting her knowledge and experience to shape the future generation of therapists. Her passion for mentoring and supporting future professionals is a testament to her commitment to the field and its continued growth.

In addition to her work as a therapist and clinical lead, Karen is highly sought after as a speaker and professional trainer. Her ability to effectively communicate complex concepts in a relatable and accessible manner sets her apart as a dynamic and engaging presenter. Drawing from her extensive experience in education, trauma therapy, and mental health, Karen delivers impactful presentations that inspire and educate diverse audiences.

Alongside her professional endeavors, Karen has a thriving virtual private counselling practice under the umbrella of Your Life Design Inc. Here, she provides personalized and compassionate therapy to individuals seeking support. By integrating evidence-based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Karen guides her clients on their healing journeys.

Outside of her career, Karen cherishes precious moments with her husband and their two children, and grandchildren. Her values deeply rooted in family and personal connections further fuel her desire to help others improve their mental well-being.

Karen’s compassionate nature, combined with her profound understanding of trauma, mental health, and education, make her a trusted resource in the field. Whether she is working with large audiences, training professionals, supervising students, or providing therapy in her private practice, Karen’s unwavering dedication to empowering others shines through in every aspect of her work

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Why Get Help?

 You may benefit from working with Your Life Design Inc. if:

You are holding it all together, but are feeling completely overwhelmed

You feel that all you do is work, and not feeling your best.

You look happy on the outside, but feeling terrible on the inside, and just going through the motions

You are feeling like you race from one thing to the next, and are not really enjoying life

You have experienced sad things in your life, that you think are affecting you

You feel resentment about things that have happened. You want to get “better”, instead of “bitter.” You are becoming someone you don’t want to be as a result of what life has thrown at you

You feel like you are always giving to others, but don’t know how to take care of yourself

You have relationship issues with others, and never seem to get what you need or want

You do a lot of good, but not feeling good

You are currently living feeling stressed and fearful, with feelings of no control

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“We know it is sometimes hard to ask for help”

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Prince Edward Island, Canada

Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi'kmaq First Nation



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