Leila Milani MA., RCC.

Languages: English and Farsi

In our work together, 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.

I have experience working with:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Marriage and Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Boundary setting
  • Self-esteem and personal growth
  • Major life transitions
  • Multicultural issues, re-settlement, and integration issues for new immigrants

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and I have a Master’s of Counselling Psychology from the University of British Colombia (UBC) and a Masters of Business Administration. I work with individual adults and couples. I have been married for 30 years and am a mother of three grown children.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you.


With individual clients, my therapeutic approach is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting (Level 3), and Emotional Focused Therapy. I also use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy—a type of therapy that relies on the bodily experiences of the individual as a gateway to awareness and improved mental health. My work includes Internal Family Systems (IFS) and corrective experience (AEDP). I tailor the treatment based on specific needs, 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—and from Internal Family Systems (IFS). I also use Gottman Couples Therapy, which provides a road map as well as practical techniques to help clients improve relationships. In my many 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.

” Just wanted to add that Leila is a life saving therapist . She is beyond amazing ” – Z.R.