At Clearheart Counselling, we’re passionate about innovating relationship solutions that work – supporting you to get your life, and love, back on track. Whether it’s communication skills and tools, or identifying and resolving deeper issues blocking your wellbeing, our team of committed professionals can help.
Our team has been selected for each individual’s depth of professional experience, and specialized training in areas of relationship focused, anxiety or mood related issues, and trauma therapies.
Issues that surface in our intimate relationships often have complexity, requiring a multi-skilled approach to locate root causes rather than merely fix short-term symptoms.
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 on solution-focused strategies to support individuals as well as couples. Elaine continues to facilitate small group workshops, and family sessions for group family dynamics.
Listening to each individual as they present their unique combination of personality, family and life experience, allows me to determine the best approach for unraveling an issue. I am trained in several psychotherapeutic models (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical, Emotionally Focused, EMDR, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Somatic); all of which inform my approach in session, depending upon the issues. Releasing longstanding subconscious blocks to personal and relationship happiness, via deeper models of EMDR therapy, is my primary clinical focus.
Areas of Expertise
- Relationship issues
- Grief and Loss
- Emotional and Sexual Intimacy
- Parenting, Co-parenting
- Family Conflict Resolution – Mediation
- Trauma Release (Emotional, Sexual, Physical, Medical)
Jennifer is currently on leave from Clearheart Counselling but hopes you will contact Elaine if you have concerns.
Jennifer 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.
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.
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.
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.