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- Latin-Canadian Cross Cultural Identity and Relationships
- LGBTQ - Sexual Identity, Parenting, and Family
- Men's Sexual Health and Masculine Identity
- 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
- 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
- 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
- anxiety and loss
- abuse and trauma
- identity and meaning
- relationship separation and communication.
- community (family, friends, social support)
- sex and relationships
- self-evaluation, and
- spirituality and/or "life-guiding" principles and values.
- cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
- dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- solution focused therapy
- art therapy
- dream analysis
- mindfulness and meditation, and
- Gottman method couples counselling.
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:
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:
Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning, and Allies (LGTBQA)
As well as more generally experienced concerns, such as:
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:
Additional practical applications to address concerns may include:
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
If it is time to make a change, contact Joe directly for an appointment.
Client Fee Individuals:
Client Fee Couples/Families:
For further information, visit Joe Ramirez's website.