Lena Orlova

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2709

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About Lena

I am passionate about helping young adults and adults find clarity, connection, compassion, and grace. 

I often work in the areas of childhood trauma and thrawted adult child-parent relationships and the symptoms that stem out of emotionally/relationally impoverished experiences (disconnection, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression, confusion, grief, etc). 

We are born into societies and families who have a tremendous impact on who we are and what we believe about ourselves/others/the world. Unfortunately, when we are adults and we struggle we are told to take care of ourselves: but how do we do that without being taught or shown what our needs are? how do we "take care" if we don't know what it looks or feels like?

All of us are born with a set of developmental, emotional needs that are meant to be met by our world (to love, to be loved, to be seen, to belong, to trust). When they are met, we thrive and feel whole and supported. When they aren't met, we are more likely to have relational or emotional issues.

My work with clients often helps identify and uncover what needs haven't been met, the impact that has had, and how they can be met today. 

My approach includes multiple modalities: parts work, inner child/re-parenting, emotion/body focused, and family systems. Parts work has to do with recognizing that our thoughts and feelings are "parts" of us and have a specific purpose in our lives. Inner child/re-parenting work has to do with giving ourselves what we never got growing up. Emotion/body focused therapy involves connecting and relating to our inner experience. Family systems has to do with who we become in our family of origin, what sources of resilience or anxiety we carry from our past. 

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Insecurity
    • Life Balance
    • Perfectionism
    • Personal Growth
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Existential-Humanistic
    • Family Systems
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Person-Centered Therapy
    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Online counselling is available
    Therapy Platforms
    • Google Meet
    • Zoom
    Practice Locations
    Context Counselling
    2956 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R4
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Rapid Transit

    Services offered in English, Russian.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday10:00am - 12:30pm
    Tuesday3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Wednesday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Thursday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Friday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Saturday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$100 / 60min
    Online Therapy$100 / 60min
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • e-Transfer
    • Cheque
    • Cash