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We Are Clearheart Counselling
“True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
-Brene Brown

Your Happiness Matters

If you have been dealing with blocks to your personal happiness such as relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma from the past – I know you’re ready for change. We at Clearheart Counselling Vancouver are experts in individual and couples counselling.

Change begins with you, and Clearheart Counselling can help. With individualized approaches we will assist you to resolve issues, gain new insights, learn new communication tools, allowing you to get your life, and happiness – back on track.

Elaine McCaw, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Elaine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, as well as a certified Family Mediator. With many years of experience in public service, private, and clinical settings, Elaine focuses her practice at ClearHeart Counselling on solution-focused strategies to support individuals as well as couples.

Lauren Howard, MA,MC, CCC
 Certified Clinical Counsellor

Lauren Howard is a Certified Counselor with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Holding dual Master’s degrees in the field of mental health and counselling, Lauren focuses her practice at Clearheart on working with individuals and couples experiencing blocks in wellbeing, sometimes brought about by trauma. Lauren is an approved CVAP provider and ICBC-friendly.

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Stephen Brown, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Stephen Brown is a Family therapist, with decades of experience in the field of mental health and psychotherapy. Concurrent with Stephen’s private practice at ClearHeart, his role within the medical community of mental health entails individual, group, and psycho-educational facilitations.

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Bianca Demetrius, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Bianca Demetrius is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). At Clearheart, Bianca draws upon a decade of experience as a Psychotherapist in diverse educational, clinical, institutional settings toward understanding the myriad of issues that influence adult relationships. Traumas, great and small, impact the wholeness of an individual’s mental health – addressing root issues is at the core of her practice with clients at Clearheart. Bianca’s personal and professional experience provides a strong context to address individual and relationship issues with depth and insight.

Dan Monument, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Dan has just joined us and we will be adding to this Bio very soon

Jennifer McIntosh, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Jennifer is currently on leave,

She integrates Mindfulness-based (MBSR) interventions with Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) in her therapeutic approach to support you, to identify and disentangle patterns that block your personal happiness and relationship success.

How we’re different

Clearheart counsellors work collaboratively, which means that you benefit from the professional expertise of an entire team. We do this through our case consulting process. Case consulting means that the personal information and details of a client remain entirely confidential, while the therapeutic aspects of a situation can be anonymously reviewed with the team to gain new insights and fresh approaches. Ultimately this benefits the client, while maintaining full confidentiality.

Because the team works in relationship with each other, we also know each other’s areas of strength, and practice interests. When working with your counsellor, if there’s a specific issue that you would benefit more from another counsellor’s approach – that will be offered as an option. Your complete success is our collective aim.

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Clearheart Counselling   therapeutic models include :

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a dynamic mix of each individual’s history, personality, current patterns, and future goals or expectations.

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EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, developed Dr. Francine Shapiro over 30 years ago, has increasingly become the gold standard for trauma related release therapies.

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MBCT – Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy

Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy combines the ability to focus on thoughts and perceptions that produce distress, through a more neutral mindful perspective.

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CBT – Cognitive Behavioral therapy

Cognitive Behavioral therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy that addresses the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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DBT - Dialectical Behavioral therapy

Dialectical Behavioral therapy is a form of CBT that specifically challenges high social reactivity, and behaviors that impede relationships.

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Somatic therapy

Soma means ‘of the body’; Somatic Experiencing therapy is based on the seminal work of Dr. Peter Levine, within trauma research and discourse.

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Psychodynamic Analysis

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the relationship between past events, usually childhood, and current issues.

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This term is two-fold within the field of psychology: Psycho-educational Assessment refers to an assessment, via a series of tests/interviews, to determine learning behaviors.

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Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind, and communicates directly with the sub-conscious mind.

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