Clear Counselling | Joe Ramirez – Psychotherapist
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Joe Ramirez MCP, CAC, CCC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

“Every person seeks to be known as they are, and accepted just the same.”

WORK

  • Instructor, Adler University
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Health Initiative for Men
  • Past Chair of the Board, Adlerian Psychology Association of BC
  • Past Director, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy, BC-Chapter
  • BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

  • Spanish

 

EDUCATION

  • Certified Counsellor (CCC#2693), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Certified Adlerian Counsellor, Adlerian Psychology Association of BC
  • Master of Counselling Psychology, Adler University
  • BA, Psychology, University of BC

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Addictions – Pornography
  • Addictions – Sexual
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Anxiety and/or Panic
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Dreams
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief and Loss – General
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Professional Burnout
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide Ideation / Survivor
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Male survivor of sexual assault
  • Masculine identity – concerns and questions
  • Emotional connection, expression, regulation, anger
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual identity
  • Prostate cancer and sexual identity
  • Stay-at-home dads and isolation
  • New father and parenting skills
  • Abandonment

 

APPROACHES USED

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Marriage & Couples Counselling
  • Meditation
  • Sex Therapy

ABOUT

Joe Ramirez is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Adlerian psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling Psychology, providing women and men, both, individual and couples counselling.

 

His approach to the therapeutic session is in his belief that “every person seeks to be known as they are, and accepted just the same.” Additional specialized training to support unique needs include:

 

  • Latin-Canadian Cross Cultural Identity and Relationships
  • LGBTQ – Sexual Identity, Parenting, and Family
  • Men’s Sexual Health and Masculine Identity

 

From an Adlerian psychotherapy background, he is capable of addressing concerns in brief counselling or in long-term psychotherapy depending upon the need, financial ability, and the goal(s) in movement through such specific complex concerns as:

 

  • Bullied History
  • Sexual assault survivor
  • Divorce and life rebuilding
  • Relationship communication
  • History of verbal and emotional abuse
  • Difficulty with authority, or domineering people
  • Sex – education, addiction, porn, sexual conflict, fetish
  • Relationship – sex roles, conflicts, negotiations on dates
  • Difficulty with male figures (ie., father, partner, boss, etc.)
  • Latin-Canadian cultural relationship and identity conflicts – Counselling in Spanish capable

 

    MEN

  • Male survivor of sexual assault
  • Masculine identity – concerns and questions
  • Emotional connection, expression, regulation, anger
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual identity
  • Prostate cancer and sexual identity
  • Stay-at-home dads and isolation
  • New father and parenting skills
  • Abandonment

 

LGTBQA – Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning, and Allies

 

  • Question or Concerns
  • “Coming out” while in a heterosexual relationship
  • parental support with child who is LGBTQ
  • parenting as an LGBTQ parent
  • FTM trans- Female-to-male transitioning questions, concerns, support

 

As well as more generally experienced concerns, such as:

 

  • grief
  • guilt
  • anger
  • depression
  • anxiety and loss
  • abuse and trauma
  • identity and meaning
  • relationship separation and communication.

 

As an Adlerian psychotherapist, he considers the individual inclusively and integrally connected to his community and environment. Meaning that he swiftly and respectfully considers the individual from within the 5 following domains of life:

 

  1. work
  2. community (family, friends, social support)
  3. sex and relationships
  4. self-evaluation, and
  5. spirituality and/or “life-guiding” principles and values.

 

Additional practical applications to address concerns may include:

 

  • cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • solution focused therapy
  • art therapy
  • dream analysis
  • mindfulness and meditation, and
  • Gottman method couples counselling.

 

However, Joe is a firm believer that the most important aspect of the psychotherapy session is the relationships, supported by mutual respect, trust, and dignity.

 

In addition to private practice, he teaches at the Adler University Vancouver Campus, a graduate university that incorporates social responsibility as part of their graduate programs, as well as volunteers as a counsellor with the Health Initiative for Men.

 

When coming into counselling with Joe, he is very keen to understand the reason you’ve come to counselling in the way you see it. In short: What Matters To You

WORK

  • Instructor, Adler University
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Health Initiative for Men
  • Past Chair of the Board, Adlerian Psychology Association of BC
  • Past Director, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy, BC-Chapter
  • BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

  • Spanish

 

EDUCATION

  • Certified Counsellor (CCC#2693), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Certified Adlerian Counsellor, Adlerian Psychology Association of BC
  • Master of Counselling Psychology, Adler University
  • BA, Psychology, University of BC

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Addictions – Pornography
  • Addictions – Sexual
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Anxiety and/or Panic
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Dreams
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Grief and Loss – General
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
  • Men’s Issues
  • Obesity
  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Parenting Issues
  • Pre-Marital Counselling
  • Professional Burnout
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide Ideation / Survivor
  • Trauma Counselling
  • Male survivor of sexual assault
  • Masculine identity – concerns and questions
  • Emotional connection, expression, regulation, anger
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual identity
  • Prostate cancer and sexual identity
  • Stay-at-home dads and isolation
  • New father and parenting skills
  • Abandonment

 

APPROACHES USED

  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Marriage & Couples Counselling
  • Meditation
  • Sex Therapy

ABOUT

Joe Ramirez is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and an Adlerian psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling Psychology, providing women and men, both, individual and couples counselling.

 

His approach to the therapeutic session is in his belief that “every person seeks to be known as they are, and accepted just the same.” Additional specialized training to support unique needs include:

 

  • Latin-Canadian Cross Cultural Identity and Relationships
  • LGBTQ – Sexual Identity, Parenting, and Family
  • Men’s Sexual Health and Masculine Identity

 

From an Adlerian psychotherapy background, he is capable of addressing concerns in brief counselling or in long-term psychotherapy depending upon the need, financial ability, and the goal(s) in movement through such specific complex concerns as:

 

  • Bullied History
  • Sexual assault survivor
  • Divorce and life rebuilding
  • Relationship communication
  • History of verbal and emotional abuse
  • Difficulty with authority, or domineering people
  • Sex – education, addiction, porn, sexual conflict, fetish
  • Relationship – sex roles, conflicts, negotiations on dates
  • Difficulty with male figures (ie., father, partner, boss, etc.)
  • Latin-Canadian cultural relationship and identity conflicts – Counselling in Spanish capable

 

    MEN

  • Male survivor of sexual assault
  • Masculine identity – concerns and questions
  • Emotional connection, expression, regulation, anger
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual identity
  • Prostate cancer and sexual identity
  • Stay-at-home dads and isolation
  • New father and parenting skills
  • Abandonment

 

LGTBQA – Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning, and Allies

 

  • Question or Concerns
  • “Coming out” while in a heterosexual relationship
  • parental support with child who is LGBTQ
  • parenting as an LGBTQ parent
  • FTM trans- Female-to-male transitioning questions, concerns, support

 

As well as more generally experienced concerns, such as:

 

  • grief
  • guilt
  • anger
  • depression
  • anxiety and loss
  • abuse and trauma
  • identity and meaning
  • relationship separation and communication.

 

As an Adlerian psychotherapist, he considers the individual inclusively and integrally connected to his community and environment. Meaning that he swiftly and respectfully considers the individual from within the 5 following domains of life:

 

  1. work
  2. community (family, friends, social support)
  3. sex and relationships
  4. self-evaluation, and
  5. spirituality and/or “life-guiding” principles and values.

 

Additional practical applications to address concerns may include:

 

  • cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • solution focused therapy
  • art therapy
  • dream analysis
  • mindfulness and meditation, and
  • Gottman method couples counselling.

 

However, Joe is a firm believer that the most important aspect of the psychotherapy session is the relationships, supported by mutual respect, trust, and dignity.

 

In addition to private practice, he teaches at the Adler University Vancouver Campus, a graduate university that incorporates social responsibility as part of their graduate programs, as well as volunteers as a counsellor with the Health Initiative for Men.

 

When coming into counselling with Joe, he is very keen to understand the reason you’ve come to counselling in the way you see it. In short: What Matters To You