Eugene Therapists

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Milah Jayanti, MSW, CSWA

Clinical Social Work Associate

Each of us deserves a life filled with goodness, wholeness, meaning, and an experience of connection to the world around us. Trauma, loss, and other factors can disrupt our own wholeness and natural expression of self and make life feel like an uphill battle. However, we can heal.

I believe in each individual’s innate wisdom, natural ingenuity and brilliance. I am passionate about work that is heart centered and allows individuals to bring all of themselves into a space, free of judgment or shame. It’s a joy to help children, adolescents and adults find their own center of gravity and true north so that they can live in a way that feels meaningful and deeply fulfilling.

I grew up in the Midwest, have lived on both coasts and have been calling Eugene home for five years now. I love irreverence, humor, eclectic playlists, extremely nutritious food, hiking, swimming, cold-plunging and wandering around trails with my dog Raven.

Milah's Approach

My philosophy as a therapist comes out of decades of experience as a mystic and contemplative while working alongside people from different communities around the world. My approach is holistic, collaborative, trauma-sensitive and strengths based – taking into account the many elements and forces in our lives that we have to navigate even as we seek healing. Core to it is helping people reintegrate themselves and rediscover their wholeness. Just like the natural world, each person has a profound intelligence, beauty, and creativity.

I am committed to decolonizing therapy by exploring oppression that has been culturally conditioned, resolving and healing personal and intergenerational trauma, and cultivating and strengthening resilience. Through deep listening and reflection, I help clients clarify their own thoughts, feelings, and needs with regards to their situation, and to find the path forward that feels most natural and most true to themselves. I draw on many different psycho therapeutic frameworks and tools. Some of my favorites are acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psycho education, mindfulness and family systems. In my work with children I also use art therapy and play therapy. The developmental stage of young people is always considered, and sessions will be unique to each person. I am honored to work with individuals of all ages, identities, and backgrounds.

More About Milah Jayanti


As an MSW student I worked at two internships – The Trauma Healing Project and Options Family Counseling. Prior to my graduate program, I worked for 15 years as a coach and consultant. And before that I taught preschool and elementary school. I have three decades experience as a mystic and contemplative. I’ve learned from and worked with leaders, businesses, and organizations dedicated to the environment, social justice, and personal transformation. Most importantly, I have lived knowledge and understanding which come from navigating and healing extensive childhood trauma, grief and loss, as well as cult recovery.


Milah earned her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and has a Master of Social Work degree from Pacific University, Oregon.

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Anxiety, worry, stress, panic
  • Depression, grief, loss, sadness
  • Relationship struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • BIPOC related issues
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