About Lori

Lori Kolesnik, MA, CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
Individual, Couples and Family Therapist


I have a Master's Degree in Counselling and national certification as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), granted by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  I have a rich background of over 17 years in counselling, therapy and educational settings.

My goal is to come alongside individuals, couples and families to create the conditions for healing, growth and resilience.  I use an integrative approach that is strength-based and person-centered.

It is my belief that any situation is best addressed in a spirit of empathetic, non-judgmental collaboration.

I have extensive training and experience in Reality Therapy.   My years of experience with individuals, couples and youth give me the practical skills to build effective solution-focused treatment plans.  I welcome you to incorporate any spiritual or existential concerns into the therapeutic process.

I enjoy working with adults, seniors and youth.

I have a wealth of experience working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, loss, living with chronic pain, emotional distress, relationship issues and major life transitions.

I have training in both Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method for couples.  Both are well researched, evidence based approaches to couples counselling.

Parents and Families:
My extensive training and experience in Reality Therapy allows me to work effectively with parents to create a customized solution-based approach that uncovers strengths and addresses parenting challenges.

Children and Youth:
I have a broad set of skills to approach a wide variety of issues that affect children and youth such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bullying concerns, trauma/abuse recovery, self-harming behaviours as well as coping with a variety of behavioural and social challenges.


Counselling Concerns/Therapy:
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Couples Therapy
- Family Conflict
- Grief and Loss
- Living with Chronic Pain
- Emotional Distress
- Problem Solving
- Coping Skills
- Spirituality
- Existential Concerns and Life Meaning
- Relationship Issues
- Codependency
- Major Life Transitions
- Personal Development
- Parenting Concerns and Strategies
- Youth: Behavioural and Social Challenges


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Lori Kolesnik, MA, CCC - Canadian Certified Counsellor
Phone Lori: (204) 797-8839