I have a MD in Clinical Dynamic Psychology and a broad academic background in social and political studies.
I like to call my counseling approach "existential", as it is based on the unique life experience each person carries inside. Nonetheless, I think that we often make the mistake of thinking that it's all about us as individuals: the way we think, perceive, and face our problems. We tend to underestimate the importance of social factors and models that affect our lives so deeply. How can we pursue true desire, love and pleasure if we see these things with other people's eyes and heart?
For this reason, I think that counseling, first of all, must help people put things into the right perspective. We are all immersed in society and its media. We hear a lot of noise about everything. It's increasingly difficult to find some silence to look inside ourselves and reflect on what we really want and need.
I want my counseling to be this space. A space where we talk to ourselves with and "through" another person. A space where we can see clearly who we are and the people we love. A space were couples accept change and reinvent their relationships finding new authentic ways of feeling and dreaming together.
Some people doubt that online counseling can be impersonal and distant. My experience so far has told me the opposite, and whenever I look someone in the eyes I can feel the same warmth and emotional that I feel when we are face to face.
Marco Milani Reaches
Clients throughout Alberta