Lana is a qualified clinical counsellor, with 9 years of formal professional training and almost 30 years of clinical experience. She is registered as a Clinical Counsellor with BCACC.
Her qualifications were obtained first in her country of origin, former Yugoslavia and later in the UK, where she lived and worked for the National Health Services, in private practice and as a university lecturer for 9 years.
Since moving to Canada in 2001, she has been registered as a Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). In addition to her private practice, she has worked for Interlock Employee and Family Assistance Corporation of Canada, Family Services of Grater Vancouver and Burnaby Family Life.
Lana’s extensive knowledge in the area of human cognitive and emotional development, behaviour and interactions, in addition to her confident, yet warm, caring and accepting style have proven highly effective in assisting her clients to live happier and more fulfilled lives.
Lana’s additional 4 years of intensive post-clinical-psychology training in integrative psychotherapy has further enhanced her therapeutic and counseling skills, equipping her with a flexible and highly efficient approach based on a coherent, research based theory. As a result, Lana is able to assist her clients in reaching their therapeutic goals extremely fast.
Lana is qualified and skilled in assessing and helping with a broad variety of problems, such as: stress & anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues (including parenting and working with children and teenagers), work and health related issues, issues from past (including abuse), trauma and PTSD, grief, conflict resolution, self-esteem, career coaching etc.
Lana is a certified Hypnotherapist and EMDR therapist, registered with the Crime Victims Assistance Program, WorkSafe and ICBC.