DAVID SZCZECINSKI (BSW, AMHSW, DCH, CERT IV T&A)
TRAINER, RELATIONSHIP COACH & PRESENTER (and Previously a Therapist)
David served in the Health Department as a clinician in the adult, child & adolescent divisions for many years. David still completes at least 50 hours of professional development every year to maintain his professional registration with the AASW. David and Debra started Milan as a full-time private practice in approximately 2011 and have since developed a great reputation with Doctors, community agencies and Employee Assistance Providers.
David has experience with a wide variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and he was instrumental in developing the Self Awareness Method®. David's cross-cultural experience with anxiety, stress, grief, family dynamics, marriage, professional relationships, intellectual disability, parenting and communication has allowed him to develop an effective array of approaches, and some are unique to Milan.
David wants to help develop the joy in everyone's life! He has a particular interest in communication skills, self awareness and improving relationships both with others and with self as a key to happiness. David is committed to strategies that work and looks forward to helping you achieve greater understanding, connection, happiness and wellbeing in your life.
DEBRA (B BEH SC, PSYCH)
ALL THINGS LOGISTICS
Debra is our experienced manager who has worked full-time in Milan since inception. People say it is so good to call Milan because 'Debra is always friendly and goes the extra mile to help provide an exceptional customer experience'.
I am a steadfast advocate of the techniques and strategies taught by David. In early 2013 I attended my first workshop with David through my employment. I was so impressed I sought his services independently as part of my personal and professional development. As I embraced the strategies David teaches, I observed noticeable improvements in my self-confidence, and capacity to respond to challenges both personally and professionally.
Boundaries require vigilance, with life constantly presenting new and differing challenges. For these reasons I have continued to seek-out David over the years for my own development. I will often refer friends, family and colleagues who are struggling with their relationships. When I first started referring people to David, I was concerned I might have been projecting my bias toward David. However, I was fortunate enough to speak with other independent parties (including the local GP) on how they had seen improvements for people across multiple social sectors after a short period of time working with him.
I am incredibly happy to see that David is still conducting workshops where he can convey his practice wisdom gathered over decades within the mental health industry. What David delivers works!
I have known David for almost 10 years and I highly recommend David’s services, The way David makes you feel safe to explore your own mind and the way he makes you feel secure in your own journey is amazing. David strives to be the soothing voice of validation or the calming perspective you hadn’t thought to see or use. His knowledge is astounding and he strives to provide you with the answers you seek, however wild or unexpected the question may be...