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.


Therapeutic Approach

Personally and professionally committed to a journey of health, wholeness, and creativity – Lauren brings a depth and a breadth of experience to the therapeutic process with couples and individuals. Drawing upon Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Mindfulness approaches, Emotionally focused therapies, Somatic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Depth, and Transactional Analysis approaches are key modalities, depending on the client’s issues and needs. Lauren has advanced trainings in trauma, and related treatments for anxiety and depression. Bringing creativity and determination to support new breakthroughs, leading to real and lasting change, are core values in her approach.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Emotional and Sexual Intimacy
  • Relationship issues
  • Family Conflict Resolution  Mediation
  • Trauma Release (Emotional, Sexual, Physical, Medical)

Lauren Howard, MA, MC, CCC

Clinical Counsellor

"Working with my counsellor allowed me to use self-compassion to get to the crux of the matter: we have inside of us the capacity to heal ourselves, and the process allowed me to do precisely that."

RK, Vancouver

"Elaine has several approaches to processing emotional blocks and traumas that allow her to respond to fluctuating needs. Her deep intuition and lovely sense of calm imbue our sessions with flow; even when the work is tough I leave feeling lightened. I respect her intellectual, theoretical grounding - and also her easy sense of humour!"

EG, Vancouver

"Elaine was recommended to me by a colleague, I would confidently recommend her as a counsellor."

CR, West Van