106-4475 Viewmont Ave, Victoria, BC V8Z 6L8 | 201-1070 Ridgeway Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1S7
Crina Popa, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Coquitlam at Better Life Counselling & Therapy

Works With

Teenagers (12+), Adults

Therapy Formats

Virtual, In-Person, Phone

Appointments Available In

English, French, Romanian

Crina Popa

Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC, BA

Works With

Teenagers (12+), Adults

Therapy Formats

Virtual, In-Person, Phone

Appointments Available In

English, French, Romanian, Spanish

From an early age, I was always moved by the stories of those around me, and I realized that I had the ability to help others by being empathic and a very good listener. Thus, I followed my passion and pursued an education in a field where I can make a difference in one’s life through counselling.

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the British Columbia Counselling Association (BCACC). I completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology and my Bachelor in Criminology and French.

I have been working in the social service field for over 13 years, helping families and children, and along with my education, I have a wealth of lived experiences. I am a mother of a young adult and a teenager. Thus, I have a deep understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset, as well as the profound impact anxiety and depression can have on one’s life.

My belief is that everyone is an expert of their life. My role as your counsellor is to guide you most gently and compassionately to where you want to go. If you can imagine being lost in a dark forest, I will turn on my flashlight so you can see where the road is. I cannot walk for you, but I promise to walk alongside you as long as necessary; I will be there to support you unconditionally. You will never be alone in this journey; I will guide you in whichever way you need me.

I am genuine and empathic, with unconditional positive regard for all individuals, regardless of their cultural background, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. Thus, I will tailor the therapeutic approach based on your UNIQUE needs while providing a safe space for you. Working from a solution-focused approach, our therapeutic journey will be based on collaboration, with me asking for feedback regularly to ensure we are on the right path.

I believe the emphasis should be on finding the solution, not “marinating” in the problem. While we will start by discussing the problem, we will not make it the focus of our journey. We will be looking for new ways in which you can gain coping skills to help you reach the desired destination.

Testimonials from my clients:

  • “You make my shit make sense” (a client dealing with over 20 years of addiction)
  • “You didn’t just walk alongside me. Many times, you carried me.”
  • “You saved my life. You showed me that I matter.”
  • “I do not like people, but I feel very comfortable with you.”
  • “The day I have my session with you I do not drink; I do not feel that I need to.”

To learn more, please email or call me for a FREE 15 min over-the-phone consultation.

Areas of Focus & Specialties

Therapy Modalities

Training, Education, & Experience

More About Crina

My favorite moments are spending time with my family, and our dog. I love to dance, and I enjoy listening to music. I love nature and gardening. It helps me relax. I love humor and I am optimistic. If there is not enough water in the glass, I will pour some more, until it is “half full.”

One of my favorite quotes:
When there is nothing left, there is still HOPE!