John Milnes, MSW

John Milnes, MSW

John is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. John's private practice is located in Salem, Oregon. John completed his graduate work at the University of Michigan and began his independent practice in 1981.

Prior to starting private practice, John worked at the Oregon State Hospital providing services to patients with a variety of mental and emotional issues. For a number of years he also provided follow-up services in the Salem area for Serenity Lane, a drug and alcohol treatment program

Among John's areas of expertise are:

Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Grief/Loss, Anger Management, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Stress Management and Alcohol and Drug abuse.

John treats children ages 8-12, adolescents 13-18 and adults. He does individual, couples and family counseling.

John is an interactive and client-centered therapist. He helps his clients develop realistic goals in order for them to accomplish the changes they very much want to achieve. He does this by providing empathic feedback and practical suggestions to facilitate each person in realizing their full potential. John helps his clients build on their strengths, overcome obstacles and feel better about themselves.

Of personal note, John enjoys hiking, biking, exercise and spending time with his family and friends.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Graduate School of Social Work, Method Specialization - Clinical

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
B.S. Major: Psychology


Licensed in the State of Oregon, License number 114

Professional Activities and Memberships:

John is a founding member and the current President of the Oregon Society of Clinical Social Workers

John has conducted workshops for his peers and is published in helping people to respond empathetically.

Additional Training:

John keeps current with continuing education on a yearly basis in a variety of applicable topics

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