From a courageous team effort, it is our hope and purpose to increase the health and well-being of each individual and the community as a whole by clearing the barriers that are in one’s way of a more fluid inner peace – that’s Clear Counselling.
We offer quality counselling to individuals, relationships, and families
Our staff continually engages 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
Anger Management Issues
Anxiety and/or Panic
Health and Wellness
Grief and Loss
Marriage and Relationship Issues
Suicide Ideation / Survivor
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 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.
It is Renee’s 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 Dominican Medical Doctor and a current Counsellor in Practicum from Adler University. He decided to leave his position as medical doctor in the Dominican Republic to pursue a career in a field more oriented towards social justice and advocacy in order to provide better support to people disenfranchised financially, socially, or by personal barriers.
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.
$170 per 50 minute session
$180 for 3 or more persons
$150 per 50 minute session
$190 per 50 minute session
Counsellor in Practicum
$80 per 50 minute session
$180 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 Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
621 – 470 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1V5