Lucia Pecnikova, MEd BA

Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #18859

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About Lucia

If you’re here, you may have a sense that something is missing or not quite right in your life, but it might difficult to pinpoint what it is. It might be a sense of anxiety in your body or a mind that won't quiet down. You might be achieving a lot but feeling exhausted or triggered easily and don’t quite understand how to move forward in a way that feels better for you.

Our time together can provide space to explore the needs and wants that you keep deep inside or the opportunity to access and heal the old wounds that our busy every day lives can keep us from seeing or truly digging into. Some of us experience these feelings following a big life disruption, such as a loss, medical diagnosis or a break up. This sudden shift can feel like an unexpected emotional punch but can also be an opportunity for redirection and making new choices from a place of intention and accessing a sense of inner power. 

In other cases, our inner work seems lifelong, as we are holding years of tangled relationships, complex family dynamics and fighting to create space for ourselves. You are no longer alone with it all; I feel honored to walk by your side to enhance the sense of safety as we slowly dive into the tangles together.

                                             HOW I CAN HELP

No matter what has brought you to this place of exploration, we will work at your pace and rely on the wisdom of the body to access healing by regulating the nervous system and finding safe ways to express suppressed emotions to allow you to let go and finally move forward.Together, we will work with a compassionate lens, while expanding emotional expression and regulation, while exploring long held patterns and beliefs.

I will support you in facing fears and learning how to dance along the edge of you own comfort zone in a way that is also supportive of your nervous system and emotional capacity so that you can build a stronger sense of self-worth and a life that feels good, that you are proud of! This deep inner exploration can lead you to a place of greater fulfilment, a new sense of ease in your life, and create a ripple of positive impacts on both your relationship with self as well relationships with others.

Guiding others to reach their potential is one of my top personal values, and I strongly believe that you, and each and every one of my clients has a deep capacity for this growth. I hold a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I welcome diverse clients of all ages, cultures, genders, sexual orientations and abilities.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Career and Job Issues
    • Chronic Pain and Illness
    • Cultural Issues
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • Highly Sensitive Persons
    • Life Transitions
    • Perfectionism
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    • Adventure Therapy
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Career Counselling
    • Coaching
    • Couples Counselling
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Discover Your Light Counselling & Coaching
    Therapy Platforms
    • Zoom
    Practice Locations
    Discover Your Light Counselling & Coaching
    Broadway & Burrard, Vancouver, BC
    • Bus Service
    • Rapid Transit

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Sunday1:00pm - 5:30pm
    Monday5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Tuesday5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Saturday10:00am - 4:30pm
    Client Rates
    Coaching$145 / 50min
    Couples Therapy$165 / 50min
    Group Therapy$195 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$145 / 50min
    Online Therapy$139 / 50min
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • e-Transfer