Leila Milani MA., RCC.
Languages: English and Farsi
In my work, I support you to take a compassionate and curious look at your inner world of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and memories. I teach you tools to loosen the grip of old narratives, unhelpful thought patterns and negative self-beliefs. As part of the healing journey, I take a look at how your earliest experiences and relationships shaped them. Along the way, I identify values, set goals and move you towards a more joyful and meaningful life.
With individual clients, my therapeutic approach is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, Brainspotting, and Emotional Focused Therapy. I also use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy- this type of therapy relies on the bodily experiences of the individual as a gateway to awareness and improved mental health. I tailor the treatment based on specific needs and preferences and comfort level of my clients.
With couples I draw from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which identifies the negative cycles couples get trapped in, I also use Gottman Couples Therapy, which provides a road map as well as practical techniques to help clients improve relationships. In my 26 years of marriage, these modalities assisted my partner and I in finding each other over and over again and co-create the relationship we relish.
I have a Masters of Counselling Psychology from the University of British Colombia (UBC). I work with individual adults, couples and families. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, personal growth, anger management, boundary setting, stress management, major life transitions, multicultural issues, as well as re-settlement and integration issues for new immigrants.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you.