Areas of Practice
Registered Clinical Counsellor #11597, Registered Teacher # L198396
Lani believes in creating a warm and trusting space that can best support personal growth - one where clients are always encouraged to arrive at their own insights. She loves helping people discover and embrace strengths and resilience in order to achieve their goals and feel more connected to the people around them.
Lani is passionate about helping people work through a range of struggles including anxiety, stress, depression symptoms, life transitions, relationship concerns and sexual wellness. From an intersectional feminist lens, Lani seeks to help people enhance their communication and sense of connection with loved ones. Within her work, Lani honours diverse abilities and uses a variety of therapeutic tools including mindfulness, solution focused therapy, person centred therapy and motivational interviewing. Her main goal is to create safe and respectful spaces where clients can communicate their needs, desires and goals and fully express themselves without the risk of judgement.
Lani has worked in public health and counselling in a variety of capacities since 2005. As a trained workshop facilitator and leadership developer, Lani is extremely adept at helping people embrace their best communication and leadership skills.
Lani is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and also happens to be a Registered Teacher with the British Columbia Teachers' Federation. This duality helps Lani approach wellness from both an educational and supportive standpoint.
Outside of Peak Resilience, Lani works at Vancouver Coastal Health as a Sexual Health Promotion Specialist and coordinates the BLUSH (Bold Learning for Understanding Sexual Health) Program.