Melanie Behrner – Associate Counsellor

Melanie’s Office Hours 

Melanie is accepting new clients wishing daytime sessions. Currently waitlisting new clients seeking evening sessions. All sessions with Melanie are Online or by Telephone

Summer hours:
Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Wednesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm, 6:00pm – 8:15pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 2:00pm, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


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 Practitioner’s 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, parenting struggles and life crises.

Working intuitively, Melanie supports you to discover what is at the core of your current thinking & behaviours so you can access new solutions to life’s problems. Melanie has found this to be extremely effective in navigating her own challenges, including the loss of a parent, relationship issues, fertility challenges, miscarriages, adjusting to becoming a new parent and parenting struggles.

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), somatic therapy, developmental model of couples therapy and Bowen Family Systems. Her work is trauma-informed and person-centred.

Education

  • 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