Melanie Behrner, Associate Counsellor

Melanie is accepting new clients.

All sessions with Melanie are online or by telephone

Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:15pm

Thursday: 12:00am – 4:00pm, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Fridays 9:00am- 2:00pm

Sessions Types: Individuals, Couples, Teens 13yrs+

Melanie Behrner is a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC #2175) registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (CPCA). She holds a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Clearmind International Institute, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in Life Coaching. She has worked as an instructor of the 3 year Counsellor Training Program at Clearmind International, runs support groups, and has facilitated and developed personal growth workshops for adults and youth. She works with individuals and couples in areas of relationship challenges, trauma, grief, anxiety, parenting struggles and life crises.

Treatment Philosophy

Working intuitively, Melanie supports you to discover what is at the core of your current thinking & behaviors so you can access new solutions to life’s problems. Melanie has found this to be extremely effective in navigating her own challenges, including being emotionally sensitive, the loss of a parent, relationship issues, fertility challenges, miscarriage, and parenting struggles. She works relationally and somatically to help update your nervous system for calm & safety which helps to reduce the symptoms you’re experiencing and achieve a greater sense of peace and experience more connection with self and others.

Melanie works from a transpersonal framework while using a combination of various forms of therapy including, AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Ego States Therapy (parts work), CSRT (Core Self Reclamation Therapy), somatic therapy and Bowen Family Systems. Her form of practice is trauma-informed and person-centred.

Education & Professional Registrations

  • The Psychology of Self-Harm & Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, 2024
  • Core Self Reclamation Therapy Intro Course (SueAnne Piliero), 2023-2024
  • Developmental model of Couples Therapy, Level 2 (Sue Diamond), 2022-2023
  • The Delicate Art of Transforming Hostile Angry Couples, (Ellyn Bader), 2022
  • Developmental model of Couples Therapy, Level 1 (Sue Diamond), 2022
  • Managing the Crisis of Infidelity (Ellyn Bader), 2022
  • Somatic Interventions for Chronic Pain and Syndromes (Peter Levine), 2022
  • Treating Trauma Master Series, 2022
  • Instructor: Practitioner’s Training Program, Clearmind International Institute, 2018-2021
  • Reclaiming the Core Self Through ‘Fierce Love’ (AEDP), 2021
  • Transform Trauma Through ‘Fierce Love’ (AEDP), 2020
  • Trauma: Confusion to Clarity, 2020
  • Positive Discipline (Parenting), 2020
  • Suicide Prevention Summit, 2019
  • Neufeld Parenting Conference, 2013, 2015
  • Pure Energy Level 1, 2013
  • Making Sense of Aggression, Neufeld Institute, 2013
  • Pranic Healing, Level 1, 2011
  • Working in Difficult Situations, 2010
  • Teen Journey, Rites of Passage Camp & Support Group, 2009-2010
  • Support group facilitator 2008-2011
  • Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC#2175) — Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association, since 2007
  • Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling Psychology — Clearmind International Institute, 2007
  • Reiki Level 1, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) — SFU, 2004
  • Energy Awareness Training – Duncan Hart (Ley Line Centre), 2000
  • Certified Life Coach — Rhodes Career College, 1999

Melanie Behrner offers online counselling sessions in Vancouver, British Columbia. Therapy sessions with Melanie are available for individuals, couples and teens.

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