Marco Milani, MA, R Psych (provisional)
Provisional Psychologist/Clinical Counsellor
I am a Registered Psychologist (provisional) with the College of Psychologists of Saskatchewan, and I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical-Dynamic Psychology. I have been a counsellor for several years, and I am proud to say that I have developed my own method to work with people and deal with critical situations. I have always been passionate about humanities, and I decided to study psychology because I wanted to understand the depth of the human soul – as well leaning something about myself, in the first place. After many years of education and professional practice, I still have the same motivation to get close to people, and to try to comprehend their pain and the difficulties they experience in choosing their life’s path.
I am a kind and warm person, and I like getting in touch with people who come from different social groups with an open-minded and non-judgmental attitude. Besides, I have a good sense of humour and, with time, I have become especially good at making fun of myself…
In my long academic journey, I studied several psychological theories and techniques, such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, humanistic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory, and others. My counselling philosophy is client-oriented and it addresses symptoms to relieve the pressure, and to support the client’s ability to find their own resources. At the same time, my practice is centered on building a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients.
Throughout my clinical experience, I have treated people suffering from depression, anxiety, traumatic events, relational problems, sex and porn addiction, Internet addiction, and self-esteem issues. I have worked with individuals who were feeling “stuck” and having to make some important choices in their love life, educational path, or career.
As well, I have worked with couples who struggled to find healthy boundaries, recover trust, or re-kindle passion.
According to my clinical experience there is no “miraculous” or simply “technical” way out of complex problems. But, at the same time, I have seen that, as human beings, we have the enrgy inside of ourselves to deal with complex life problems, and the therapist’s job is just to facilitate people in this delicate process.
I like to call my counseling both “social” and “relational”. This means that our personal well-being is possible only if we fight to restore our relationships and (as much as possible) the well-being of our community. Our family and social environment must be taken care of as an essential part of our soul, as they are the “humus” that allows us to grow and enrich our ideas, feelings and emotions. Moreover, we live in a period where our psyche has to face a lot of threats from society. In particular, the commercial mindset that pushed consumerism to such great highs is also affecting the way we think about ourselves and our relationships. Counselling is also to find some quiet so we can listen to the most authentic part of ourselves. This is a decisive step to be able to restore both a sense of internal well-being, and to take good care of our important relationships.
I am committed to continue my professional development to boost my therapeutic skills in different areas. In particular, I enjoy studying society, culture, different work environments, and various types of social influences on individuals.
I provide clinical services to individuals, adolescents over 16, adults, seniors, and couples in the following areas:
- Trauma (PTSD)
- Interpersonal skills
- Emotional regulation
- Emotional awareness
- Sex addiction
- Porn addiction
- Couple’s counselling
- Life choices
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Motivation / self-confidence
- Self- image / Narcissistic issues
- Social exclusion
- Tel: (306) 382-2391
- Location: Saskatoon