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M.ED. RCC

Registered Clinical Counsellor

In Person & Online

Children, Youth & Family Counselling

BIOGRAPHY

I received both my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and Bachelors of Education from the University of British Columbia.  I have been working with the Surrey School District for over 15 years. I am currently providing counselling support to elementary school aged children and work alongside families and outside agencies when in need. In addition to this, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the BCACC. Being raised in a cultural family and living within a Western society, I recognized many cross-cultural differences within my home and socially among peers. This allowed me to gain a better understanding of self and others. Now as an adult living within a diverse community, I recognize the unique needs and ways of living for individuals and their family systems. Therefore, my role as a counsellor is to work alongside these individuals to establish and bring positive changes within themselves, their relationships with others, and within their family systems.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, exercising, and taking time to travel to create beautiful memories with my loved ones.

PHILOSOPHY

When supporting children, youth and families, I have a collaborative therapeutic approach. My goal is to strengthen the social, emotional, and behavioral relationships within oneself and the family system by providing a safe, trusting, nurturing, empathic and non-judgemental space to all individuals.   I am mindful in my approach when working with diverse family systems. I work through a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens to support these individuals and their unique experiences. My strategies and interventions are based in solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, child-centered play therapy, person-centered therapy, and structural family therapy to help individuals move towards positive change.

SPECIALIZATIONS

I provide support to children, youth, and families to enhance their effectiveness and their ability to cope and improve the individual’s ability to both establish and maintain positive relationships. Some of the areas I work with include: Support with emotions and mental health Anxiety Anger management  Grief Parent separation and divorce Emotional regulation Co-regulation Self esteem Self-harm Support with suicide ideation Relationships within different systems Restorative justice Supporting differences around cultural and generational concerns Supporting children and youth around individual identity and 2SLGBTQIA education Personal growth and development Career and post secondary education and consulting I provide counselling support in English and Punjabi.

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