Lolina Koopmans

she/her/hers
Registered Clinical Counsellor

I am grateful to be able to conduct work and be located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc.

Experienced Counsellor

A genuine interest to be of service and to connect with others is my passion. Being a child immigrant and having worked with thousands of foreign students in an academic setting for over 20 years, has allowed me to understand what it is like to be different from the majority.

I value authentically connecting with others and view learning about their lived experience, as a privilege. Building rapport and trust enables others to safely explore and reflect on themselves and in areas they struggle with, bringing forth their strengths, enhancing resilience and reaching goals.

As a wife and mother, I understand the struggles of family relationships. It can be difficult to be everything to everyone. I want to ensure people who come to me as a Counsellor, feel seen, heard, understood and supported.

Therapeutic Approaches: Person-centred, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed lens. Carl Rogers’ unconditional, positive regard.
Credentials

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology. Master of Education with a focus in Counselling. Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

Additional Training: Gabor Mate – Healing Trauma and Addiction, Brene Brown – Shame and Resilience, Indigenous approaches to therapy.

Also offers counselling services in Spanish.