Elise Hartin, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
I am committed to helping you overcome both your mental and emotional obstacles to achieve the health and happiness you are seeking.
An obstacle, as defined by Dictionary.com, is “something that obstructs or hinders progress.”
Every person is unique. I believe that by helping you learn more about yourself and identify your personal emotional and mental obstacles, we can work together collaboratively to overcome those obstacles.
Together we will develop skills, gain insight, and overcome challenges.
When a person succeeds at something, it means they are able to attain the desired result. Whatever your desired result is, we will work towards it together. Once you achieve your desired result, you will have the skills and insight to be able to maintain that success.
I pursued a career in counselling because I enjoy listening to people, trying to understand their experiences, and helping them to overcome their challenges. The idea of supporting people through whatever experiences or challenges they were struggling with was something that appealed to me. In my experiences as a counsellor over the past few years, I have continually been inspired by the resiliency I have seen in the people I’ve worked with, and I often appreciate what I learn about life from my clients.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. I have experience in group counselling and couples counselling, in addition to counselling individuals in areas such as recovering from trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. I spent 7 years counselling at a community agency. My work at that agency involved counselling individuals who have experienced trauma at some point in their lives.
I spent the summer of 2011 employed in the United Kingdom with an organization called Wellspring Camps. Wellspring is the leading organization in providing weight loss camps for children, adolescents, and young adults. I was responsible for teaching skills and supporting campers individually and in group settings. During my time at Wellspring, I was often encouraged by the amount of dedication and effort displayed by many of the campers I worked with.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
The mental or emotional obstacles preventing you from achieving health and happiness are as unique as you are; together we will identify these challenges and work towards overcoming them.
I offer counselling to adolescents and adults in individual and/or group settings. I also offer counselling to couples seeking to overcome challenges in their relationship. Service length will depend on the individual or couple. This can be discussed with me at the first appointment.
I integrate multiple counselling modalities to best suit your personal needs. Concepts and interventions from the following theories are integrated:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy
- Solution-focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Observed and Experiential Integration Therapy
Occasionally, art and writing exercises may be integrated into counselling as well.
I am registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).
If you are wondering whether you experience any of the obstacles mentioned above, click here for questions to consider.