Lena Orlova

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2709

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About Lena

An overwhelming amount of evidence points to the fact that we are built to connect. As children, we learn how to trust and how to be safe in the world through relationships with our caregivers. Later in life, we learn about belonging and our identity through relationships with our peers. 

Today, we've moved away from a community culture but the problem is that we are still biologically oriented towards relationships. When we are disconnected, we struggle emotionally. We are anxious, depressed, stressed, and stuck. This also means that we cannot solve our own emotional struggles on our own, because being alone in our pain, many times, is what created the problem in the first place. 

It's my role as a counsellor to facilitate an environment where my clients can begin to connect: to themselves, their feeling, their bodies, to another human beings, or to their definition of "something bigger". 

My approach is warm and focused. I'm trained in multiple modalities which are trauma-informed, body-based, and emotion-focused. I draw on a family-systems perspective (which asks who did you become in the family you grew up in?). All techniques in our sessions I have been a recipient of; they are tested, experienced, and evidence-based.

Sessions offered in English or Russian.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anger Issues
    • Anxiety
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Insecurity
    • Life Balance
    • Life Transitions
    • Perfectionism
    • 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
    Monday9:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday3:00pm - 8:30pm
    Wednesday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Thursday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Friday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Saturday9:00am - 8:30pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$90 / 60min
    Online Therapy$90 / 60min
    Student RateYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

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

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • e-Transfer