Hi, I’m Lena.
I’m a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor.
I help clients navigate who they are, what they want, and their important relationships with a little less stress, and a little more peace.
My areas of specialty are anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, and trauma.
I believe therapy is more effective when it is flexible to suit your needs. And so, my style of therapy differs with each client. Depending on your needs, sessions can involve talking things through, emotional processing, integration, and guidance. Honesty, authenticity, understanding, and humour are qualities I bring to my work everyday.
***Currently accepting new clients. No waitlist.***
What does therapy help with?
Managing stress and creating healthy boundaries
Increasing your self-confidence and inner calm
Gaining important insights about your past
Breaking unhealthy patterns
Learning more effective communication skills
Learning how to have honest conversations
Creating connection with the people in your life
Coping with loss, depression, and difficult emotions
Finding hope during difficult times
Navigating pressures, expectations, and obligations
Healing from difficult experiences like trauma
Areas of support
I believe in normalizing human struggles so that we can navigate hard things with more compassion for ourselves and others.
I help individuals uncover what emotional needs underlie their problems and how to meet these needs in a healthy, supportive way. To do that, I work with a variety of methods that involve dialogue, emotional processing, and integration of experiences.
I offer individual online and in-person sessions with a flexible weekday and weekend schedule. In English or Russian.
I also offer free 15-minute phone consultations. If you are curious about working with me, feel free to reach out and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about therapy!
I graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology. I also hold a Diploma in Transpersonal Therapeutic Counselling in supervised individual and group counselling from Clearmind International Inc., where I completed my practicum, assisted a variety of personal growth workshops, and co-facilitated a senior-level class in group facilitation and leadership skills.
I am continuously involved in personal development work and regularly attend professional trainings which include suicide intervention training, trauma-informed practice, and attachment/development psychology.
Community engagement is a big value of mine. I currently serve on the board of directors of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists, where I am registered.
“Lena holds a beautiful safe space. Has a clear but gentle approach, I find her wisdom and intellect complement each other very well. With her guidance and support the ability for someone to move through their struggles well be vastly improved.” – Maja F.
“Lena is a wonderful therapist. She has a calming presence and gentle manner, I find it very easy to relax and be in her presence. Lena is a natural healer! And has an amazing insight, integrity in her work. I highly recommend her.”
– Hana K.