Nicole Milliren, M.S. LPC



Nicole Milliren, M.S. LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her focus is brain development, trauma and the impact on the developing child and attachment disruptions over the lifespan of children.

She has been trained by William F Whelan, Psy.D, co-director of the Mary D. Ainsworth Child- Parent Attachment Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is certified and reliable in the Circle of Security Intervention for attachment assessment and individual therapy. Nicole is also a certified Circle of Security trainer and consultant. Nicole is also a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist (TF-CBT). Nicole founded the Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force. Nicole is very passionate about supporting children who have been exposed and/or experienced trauma. Nicole is a mental health liaison for Spence elementary, is on the child maltreatment conference planning board and is part of the new 8 year mental health grant, “Better Together”. Nicole is a strong advocate and supporter of implementing trauma informed care with counties, agencies and the community. She has been training Trauma informed 8-week course for caregivers and providers for the past four years.

Nicole received her bachelors in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, a social work degree from Winona State University and a Masters degree from Winona State in Counseling. She is constantly learning and searching for information and research to support and strength families raising children with emotional and behavioral needs. Nicole previously worked as a Clinical Therapist and a child protection social worker at La Crosse County Human Services for 22years.

Nicole has received her most intense and hands on training and experience in parenting two children she has adopted, one of which has significant emotional and behavioral needs. She is humbled by the support and education needed to raise children who have suffered from past developmental insults.

Our Counselors

Jay Clark

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(608) 797-5679

Maureen Neuville

Licensed Professional Counselor

(608) 780-2823

Jackie Cody

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

(608) 216-5204

Kelly Kirby

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

(507) 358-4380

Karla Fennie

Marriage & Family Therapist

(608) 797-4741

Lisa Hammes

Licensed Professional Counselor

(608) 433-6538

Chris Kuhl

Licensed Professional Counselor

(612) 387-9185

Ashlee Vlasak

Professional Counselor

(608) 479-1325

Gail Dix

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

(608) 790-2776

Amanda Erickson (Boudry)

Professional Counselor

(608) 780-9575

Justin McKnight
Justin McKnight

Professional Counselor

(608) 790-2128

Erin Collins

Advanced Practice Social Worker

(608) 317-3775

Brett Zelencik

Professional Counselor

(224) 276-3362

Michelle Schmidtknecht
Michelle Schmidtknecht


(507) 458-0564

Nicole Milliren
Nicole Milliren

Professional Counselor

(608) 386-5495

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Outpatient Therapy

All of our therapists offer professional yet personal, individualized treatment and creative solutions for a wide range of mental health problems and emotional or behavioral health concerns.

We accept many insurances and Medical Assistance for payment, and also offer a Self-Pay rate.

In-School Therapy

Peace of Mind Counseling, LLC is certified by the State of Wisconsin to provide Outpatient services in several local school districts. State certification permits us to conduct counseling sessions on site at a youth's school.

Financial obligations must be met by the youth's parents' insurance or Medical Assistance, not by the school district. Permission is granted on an individual basis.

In-Home Family Therapy

Peace of Mind Counseling is one of the few area agencies offering this service to families of youth who exhibit severe emotional disturbances. Our therapists work from a systems perspective to assist parents with managing these challenging children. We also address ineffective family dynamics.

LaCrosse Office

Peace of Mind Counseling
115 5th Ave. So. Suite 507
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 797-5679
(608) 782-4426

LaCrosse Hours

7:30am - 7pm Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4pm Friday
Weekend by Appointment

Winona Office

Peace of Mind Counseling
902 East Second Street, Suite 322
Winona, Minnesota, 55987
Phone: (608) 797-5679