The time I spent in therapy with Elana exploring my values and blocks to decision making was instrumental in helping me out of a serious funk last year.
— D.E.

Elana Sures, MEd, RCC | Individual & Couples Counsellor

I have over fifteen years of experience as a clinical counsellor, and in that time I have seen hundreds of clients, both for brief and long term therapy. I have been in private practice since 2006, and have worked as a clinical counsellor with Vancouver Coastal Health and other community agencies since 2000.

I am experienced in addressing  a wide range of issues that bring people to therapy. Below is a list of some of the areas in which I specialise (click on each item to learn more about how I work with this issue).


Emotional Regulation (for example, anger management and distress tolerance)



Relationships, dating and intimacy


The act of providing therapy is a combination of intuitive direction and highly skilled craft, and I am very dedicated to building my skills and proficiency through ongoing clinical consultation and professional development training. 

In addition to receiving a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, I have extensive training in the following modalities:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based psychotherapies
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (attachment, emotions and threat response in the brain)

Over the course of my career as a therapist, I have worked with people from all walks of life, and with a wide range of issues. When I sit and talk to you, I incorporate years of clinical (and life) experience, while still understanding that you are a unique person who has walked your own distinct path. This enables me to effectively assess your patterns and dynamics and provide therapy that is tailored specifically to you.

I am a member in good standing of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.