"People start to heal the moment they feel heard"
Lola Opacic Lunot, MSW, RSW
I am a registered social worker with over 15 years of experience. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in many different areas of life, such as addictions, mental health, grief, loss, spousal conflict, domestic abuse, child abuse, trauma, blended families, parenting, and supporting families of individuals experiencing substance use and mental health crises.
Professionally, I spent several years working at an Inner City school on the Downtown East side. I've also worked with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, VACFSS as well as in different units of hospitals (e.g., ER, maternity, acute care). I currently work on inpatient psychiatry and have been there for close to 3 years.
Personally, I'm a first generation immigrant to Canada, and I spent my teenage years as a refugee. As an adult, I married into a blended family and became a mother figure to two young boys who lost their mother to breast cancer at a very young age. I believe that blended families are hard work and everyone would benefit from extra support to make this family structure successful. I would love to empower you, and help you train your brain to view the world in a different lens.
I practice within a trauma informed, anti-oppressive and intersectional practice and use the following counselling approaches:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Areas of Specialty:
Mental Health and Addictions
Maternal Mental Health
Youth Mental Health
Mental Health and Substance Use Family Support
These are 50 minute sessions that take place in-person at our White Rock office. This is a great option for individuals who prefer a more interactive approach that allows for more privacy.
Remember, seeking counselling is not a sign of weakness but a proactive step toward self-care and improvement. It's an investment in your mental and emotional health, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.
I offer a variety of counselling services to help you move past the obstacles in your life. I can help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal and professional goals.
Walk and Talk
A walk and talk session is a 45 minute session that takes place outdoors. This is a great alternative for individuals who are less comfortable with a more formal approach to counselling.
These are 50 minute sessions that take place over a telehealth platform. This is a great option for individuals with busy schedules who would feel more comfortable accessing counselling services in the comfort of their own home.
Couples counselling can be helpful for a range of relationship issues. It's never too late to seek help from a qualified therapist to address these concerns. These 60 minute sessions take place over a telehealth platform, and have the option of being extended to 90 minutes.
$150 to $175
These are 30 minute sessions that take place over the phone. The goal of these sessions are to work within the solution focused theory that would address your current presenting concern (eg. an argument, upsetting situation etc.), rather then exploring history and root of the problem.