Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Since moving to Vancouver almost a decade ago, Leila has worked closely with people who truly needed her help, including the immigrant and refugee population, through programs with the Vancouver Association of Survivors of Torture (VAST), and in various other settings such as the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and the Court Systems.
These experiences combined with her own background, passion, and curiosity for people, have given her a deeper understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism. Her experience also provides a profound understanding of the unique challenges each of us face as we find our true meaning and purpose in life. Leila believes human beings are equipped with all the necessary inner resources for their growth and self-actualization. That being said, this inherent potential is at times blocked as a result of one’s specific circumstances, upbringing, culture, and other factors. Therapy therefore, is a collaborative journey where clients and their counsellor work closely together to increase awareness of those stuck places, strengthen emotional “muscles”, help identify values and goals, and move toward these valued goals with firm commitments. Leila uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavorial Therapy (MBCT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) in her practice. Leila also uses self-compassion enhancing techniques to help relieve the individual from internalized oppressive forces that often impede personal growth and healing.
Leila has experience working with depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, relationship issues, self-esteem, communication, boundary setting, stress, grief, chronic illnesses, life transitions, multicultural issues, as well as re-settlement and integration challenges for new immigrants & refugees. She works with adults, couples, and families.
Leila provides counselling services in English and Farsi.
Vancouver Counsellor, Leila Milani, is accepting new clients at the West Broadway location, where she is available on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Please email email@example.com and you will receive a response from Central Booking to assist in the booking of an initial appointment.