Providing Individual Counselling, Couples Counselling, and Sex Therapy. CLEAR is about providing clients with counselling services that are respectful, supportive, and encouraging, within a counselling space that also contributes to the client spirit. Our team provides specialized counselling with unique skill sets, all of them with continual sex therapy training. They are a support to the profession by providing new counsellors with extensive year-long training before accreditation. It is our aim that each and every client have the opportunity to access counselling with confidence.
We offer quality counselling to individuals, couples, and families.
Our staff continually engage in professional development above and beyond their significant skill set and years of experience.
We also offer individualized bridge programs for individuals, relationships, or families experiencing life changes. The Practicum Program provides low-cost counselling to clients provided by counsellor's internship depth psychology training.
Anxiety / Panic Attacks
Divorce / Separation
Grief and Loss
Guilt / Shame
LGBTQ + / “Coming Out”
Life Changes / Meaning
Same Sex Relationships
Sex / Porn / Fetish
Sexual Abuse Survivor
Suicidal ideation / Survivor
Counselling in French and Spanish available
The goal of individual counselling is to address the issues or concerns that are holding one back from becoming their stronger self. Individual counselling helps by providing insight, education, support, and skill building that fosters better management, courage, and intrinsic strength.
We meet individuals in a variety of relationship types – monogamous, coupled, throupled, open/closed, poly, etc. The goal in relationship counselling is to address the related concerns blocking trust, respect, effective communication, in order to strengthen connection, intimacy, and purpose.
The family system is seen as the first society that the individual is born into, and sometimes this family system has issues that undermine the functioning of the family unit. We help provide better functioning by providing education, insight, communication skills, and support.
Joe Ramirez is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University. He is also a Certified Adlerian Psychotherapist and a current instructor at Adler University. In practice he specializes in Men’s Sexual Health and Idenity, LGBTQ Identity and Relationships, and Latin-Canadian Cross-Cultural Relationships.
Joe is experienced in working with men, women, and trans-individuals with a variety of personal and relationship issues. Whether you are coming to a counselling session for the first time or have had prior experience working with a counsellor, he understands that the success of the therapy session is about respect and trust within the therapeutic relationship.
Norma is a Registered Social Worker, and has worked as a dynamic psychotherapist across diverse community and health settings since 1989 and in private practice since 2007. As a full time therapist for over 25 years working in non-profit agencies, hospitals and mental health settings, she brings a broad set of clinical skills, knowledge, dedication and experience to her work.
She is well versed and experienced in extensive trauma training, neurobiology, psychotherapy and social psychology. Personalized and creative care is what you can expect within a confidential, compassionate and respectful practice guided by a highly intuitive and insightful approach.
Anthony Cave is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. He provides services to youth, adults and seniors of all genders. He engages his clients with acceptance, compassion and humour. He enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.
His approach is based on relationship – oriented integrative psychotherapy. This is a model which emphasizes increasing the client’s self-awareness through socratic questioning. Within this model he utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy techniques.
Renee is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and it is her goal to create a strong therapeutic relationship where an individual feels seen, heard, and understood, and inspired to live the life they deserve.
In her inclusive, creative and collaborative practice she sees individuals that present with a variety of issues. Renee specializes in trauma work, and has extensive experience with both male and female survivors of sexual abuse. From a feminist, person-centered perspective she strongly advocates a holistic mind-body connection that generates client vitality and possibility. Her eclectic skill set includes EMDR and SRT and focuses on a strength-based, mindful approach that emphasizes compassion and empowerment.
Gabriel is a registered clinical counsellor with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community. He is well versed in Cross-Cultural Latin-Canadian relationships as well as the emotional processes that come with immigration. When sitting across from Gabriel, you’ll be met with a light-hearted, but focused, supportive approach to counselling. He is exceptionally skilled to help you connect with your more authentic integrated self and gain a sense of belonging. Knowing that sadness, fear, exhaustion, and anxiety are hard, he uses humour and honesty to help you work through personal barriers while developing your life skills, and inner strengths. Gabriel finds his passion in helping his clients become the best version of themselves and works side by side with them along their journey.
Claudette’s emphasis is on helping individuals and families understand themselves better so that they can live more fully and with greater meaning in life. She takes a positive approach to problem-solving and begins with this in mind when building a relationship with her clients based on mutual trust, respect, and integrity.
David is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and Adlerian Psychotherapist, providing Individual Counselling and Couples Counselling.
His kind compassionate nature brings the safety, support, and encouragement to build a strong therapeutic relationship necessary for effective counselling. With care, his goal is to help clients approach their concerns with a fresh shift in perspective, new insights, and self-validating inspiration.
After working as a medical doctor for over 15 years in different specialities and different countries, Alita made a career change to counselling as this is where she feels she can best apply herself to make a difference in the lives of others. She is currently a student at Adler University where she is focusing on individual, couples and group counselling for adults, and doing her thesis on how Vancouver seniors experience and cope with loneliness.
Catherine is a Clinical Counsellor in Training, on the path becoming a certified Adlerian Psychotherapist with Clear Counselling. She works from a strength-based approach to guide and empower folks with all diverse identities and backgrounds.
Contact us during our weekday hours to make an appointment
Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM
Weekends appointments also available from 10 AM to 4 PM
604 620 5010 | firstname.lastname@example.org
$180 per 50 minute session
$220 per 50 minute session
*additional rates apply for 3 or more persons
$150 per 50 minute session
$200 per 50 minute session
Counsellor in Practicum
$80 per 50 minute session
$200 per 50 minute session
EXTENDED HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS:
MSP does not cover our counselling services, but some individuals may have extended health benefit plans that do. It is important to check with your insurance provider as to which counselling services they do cover, which specific clinician and degree, and to what yearly limit.
Contact us today to book your appointment. Our office is available to take your booking request Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
Easily access our office via Skytrain and transit. Parking is also available one block away on Seymour & Pender.