Lalita Bains, MSc, RP
My journey as a psychotherapist began in 2011 when I became a Foster Parent. Being a part of the system that can provide support in building relationships, offering containment, and empowering individuals, families and communities set me on a new path.
I understand, for some, the thought of attending therapy can bring about daunting feelings. In our time together, building a professional, and therapeutic relationship allows reflection upon your presenting concerns. As your psychotherapist I will assist you to explore your experiences, by providing a safe space for you to develop a greater understanding and awareness of these concerns. This allows you to consider choices to develop meaningful changes in your life and/or within yourself.
The foundation of my work is through a person-centered, trauma-informed approach. I specialize in working with clients aged 5 to adults. Concerns I support include, but are not restricted to are anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, cultural and multicultural concerns, and further specialization in working with sexual and domestic violence.
Therapeutic modalities I use in my work include EMDR, play therapy, CBT, DBT, solution-focused, person/child-centered, ACT, trauma-informed and psychodynamic. When useful, I work using spiritual grounds of meditation, mindfulness, and reiki. I recognize how every individual person is unique, as are their needs. Working in collaboration with you, ‘we’ consider the focus of your therapy.
I am passionate about working with children and youth, for 7 years I have offered counselling services within a school environment. My thought process that they be offered a space as an outlet, with a chance to be heard, build resilience and with the hope in their lifetime they have the tools to grow and thrive.
I speak English, Punjabi, and Hindi and offer psychotherapy in all 3 languages!