Testimonials

IMG_7281Reviews on Lana Rados Counselling

 

Finding Lana’s support at a time when I had lost hope in myself and the world was a pivotal point in my life. I had yet to find a counselor I could truly open up to and her own life experiences and wisdom was a bridge for immense healing to take place. I’ve had great respect for her honest and compassionate approach in unraveling the wounds that childhood trauma had left on my soul. She saw in me what was waiting to bloom and was willing to go to great lengths to see the light and joy inside of me emerge and begin to transform my life and self worth.

Her guidance has given me so many tools to cope with the world. She helped me find the strength within myself that I needed to break free from the shell of who I was. Her guidance has propelled me to step forward on my path through life with new found confidence. Lana has had a way of helping me come to many great epiphanies that have opened my eyes to the beauty and wonder of life and all its difficulties. I’m so grateful for her friendship and teachings through such challenging times.

Dayna

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Meeting Lana this past summer has had a huge impact on my life and the way I’ve been handling things – in private as well as my work life. I am managing a big SRO in downtown Vancouver and hence I am what is considered a frontline worker with a high level of stress. I was referred to Lana after I had found another dead body at work, an overdose, which left me unable to return to my job without having panic attacks and constant anxiety of being confronted with another traumatizing event. I would not have been able to keep working in social services if it wasn’t for Lana and her amazing trauma

work: Within only two weeks I was good as new and back at my desk – no stress, no panic, no anxiety. In fact I was happier at work than ever.

Since last summer she has helped me grow into a better version of myself, to be happier and truly understand myself. Her large skill set of theoretical and practical experiences makes her the best possible match for my needs, while her love and passion for people make her a great coach and inspiration for my life.

Gesa

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I was so fortunate to have been referred to Lana Rados! She was ‘AWESOME”!!

Lana’s wealth of knowledge, caring and compassionate manor created a comfortable and relaxing environment during our sessions and I looked forward to seeing her knowing my concerns were heard and acknowledged.

After a car accident the physical injuries healed but left some debilitating driving anxiety. Lana validated and treated these issues throughout our sessions and with EMDR Therapy.

How wonderful to now feel “empowered,strong and confident”!!

Thank you again Lana for re installing my driving confidence and freedom!

With much appreciation…and I will miss our topical conversations,

Brenda W.

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Lana is a skilled, experienced Counselor. She helped me identify and work through trauma issues I suffered after being in two car accidents.  Lana was able to hone in on key issues, provide strategies, give advice and offer meaningful support.  If I ever needed a counselor again, I would not hesitate to contact Lana.

Sylvia

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Serena

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Lana’s very good at what she does. She really listens and she’s easy to talk to. She’s polite,
she’s warm, and her suggestions helped my mother a lot in dealing with her anxiety and worry.
I heard about Lana through my colleagues when I was seeking a counsellor to help guide my
mom through a difficult period in her life. My mother is 77 and had never visited a counsellor
before. Lana made her feel comfortable and at ease, meeting her where she was at while
offering her support and insight. Upon seeing Lana for just a few months, my mother made
strides in her overall thinking and understanding of her limiting habits. She continues to apply
the strategies that Lana offered her, regulating her emotions and stress with increased
awareness and compassion.

Veronica

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Over the years, I have sought counseling for life issues from a variety of
professionals. Some of those professionals were good; some were very
good. Lana Rados is among the very best clinical counsellors that I have
had the pleasure of working with. Lana is knowledgeable, attentive,
compassionate, effective, and exhibits the highest standards of
professionalism. But more than that, Lana possesses a special ability to
convey ideas. She is like an artist, who communicates concepts that
cannot be faithfully portrayed by words alone. And like a good work of art,
she reveals new perspectives that challenge my preconceptions in a way
that leaves me feeling hopeful and grounded, as if stepping out of a river
and onto an island. I have no hesitation in recommending Lana.

Shelley Tucker
New Westminster, BC

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I first met Lana about 11 years ago after being in car accident that left me with some severe driving anxiety. After several sessions with Lana, I was able to get over my fear and within a few months I was driving confidently again.  I felt so comfortable with Lana and her supportive coaching style that I decided to enlist her as my life coach. Since then, she has helped through many life changes and helped support me through many difficult decisions. She has also helped me with goal-setting in both my personal and professional life. I can talk to Lana with ease and comfort. Every session feels like I’m talking to a friend. Lana is supportive and very honest – rather than allowing you to see yourself as a victim, she invites you to observe how your choices, actions and behaviours contribute to your reality. She helps you reframe negative experiences as learning opportunities that enable you to identify mental models and limiting beliefs which in turn allows you to increase your self-awareness and develop your emotional intelligence. She also provides you with techniques and tools that help you reframe those limiting beliefs while learning how to be kind and compassionate with yourself. Lana has been an instrumental part of my learning journey and I would recommend that you invite her to be part of yours too.

–   Robin

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Thank you very much for all your help and advice. You’ve helped me build myself back up and put myself in a position to succeed going forward!

–   Oscar M.

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As a driving instructor, It’s hard for me get over a serious accident especially that the accident also involved my two young children. Facing the fact that my kids were hurt and nothing I could’ve to avoid the accident but helplessly watching them suffer was traumatized. For a couple months, I couldn’t let anyone to drive the car even it’s my wife. I didn’t think I could recover from that.  Believe it or not, within several sessions with Lana, I was able to recover quickly. I don’t think I could’ve done that without Lana. I’m confident to recommend Lana to everyone.

–   Peter Thach

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Working with Lana made everything about my life better, and completely opened my world. She showed me how to look at my life in a different way, and helped me face what I knew was true but refused to acknowledge. She was kind and generous in how she supported and encouraged me, so that I felt safe to address what had been holding me back. Lana’s work has affected my life in profound and meaningful ways – she empowered me to live a life that is full, which allowed me to feel whole. Lana, you gave me a life I’m excited about living. I simply can’t thank you enough.

–   Merri Huber

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Before going to see Lana I was sure the girl I was, was the girl I would be forever. I can honestly admit that seeing her has been the best decision I have made. I feel like a new person with the help of her guidance, support and advice. She made me feel that I wasn’t alone, and that how I felt was normal. I look forward to our sessions where I can just open up and know that at the end I will not feel judged, but just so much lighter!

–   Carisa Didoshak

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Compassionate, wise and no nonsense. An effective guide on the path of self-awareness. Love her!

–   Edward Hitchens

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Lana is amazing, kind & cmpassionate. I was a dead, dried up root. I still may not be a fully blossomed flower, but i am a living and thriving plant. I am so greatful for her nurturing of my soul. I love her!!

–   Julie Hunda

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“Time, sympathy and understanding must be lavishly dispensed, but the reward is to be found in that personal bond which forms the greatest satisfaction of the practice of medicine. One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.”

I can say with complete confidence that you do possess, in abundance that essential quality of the clinician which is “interest in humanity” and you genuinely care.

I truly felt that you cared for me and my wellbeing, and you didn’t see me a client, but rather a soul.   Thank you, immensely thank you.

–   A.P. Coquitlam

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Thanks again Lana, for all that you have done for Alex. She is doing well in school, part of a cheer team,  and even volunteers at the Delta Animal Shelter.  A complete change from last summer.  We are so grateful.

–   Kerry.