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Rick Johal Consulting Services

Psychotherapy and Education Solutions

I’m an experienced Counselor who can help shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it’s your motivation, mood, thoughts, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you, we will work together on developing habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life.

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Effective Counselling Services

Help for Your Life

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Life Changes and Stressors

Adjustment to change, Adjustment to illness, Motivation, Achieving personal goals, Health-related fears and coping

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Communication, Sexuality, Identity, caregiver burnout

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Mental Health

Depression/low mood; Stress; Anxiety, such as: Generalized anxiety or worries, Phobias/fears, Panic attacks, Social anxiety; Trauma and Addiction

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My Treatment Philosophy

What to expect?

I help individuals by building a trusting therapeutic relationship with them, which enables us to look at their personal struggles from a fresh perspective. Our work begins by understanding who they are and why they have come to counselling. We then work together to explore relevant underlying themes and create goals for a new way of being.

Research shows that the relationship between the client and therapist is the most significant factor in determining the outcome of therapy. I strive to establish and strengthen our relationship by validating and normalizing my client's experiences. My expertise in various therapeutic models allows me to use a range of tools in each session, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Seeking Safety (for Trauma), Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

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Learn More About Me

A Passionate Counsellor & Dynamic Leader

I am a dedicated psychotherapy professional with a Master's in Social Work from the University of British Columbia, registered with the BC College of Social Workers. As the Director for Learning and Development for BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, I lead the large-scale implementation of professional practice. My experience encompasses not only offering individual and group therapy for individuals with concurrent disorders but also extends to providing practice supervision and clinical education for healthcare professionals.

As a trained specialist in a variety of mental health and substance use health frameworks, I specialize in teaching a variety of psychotherapies. My expertise in this area enhances the depth and breadth of therapeutic approaches available to poeple.

I also am comfortable in Senior Project Management roles, enhancing learning solutions, assisting organizations in implementing large-scale, competency-based educational initiatives for their workforce. This skillset aims to enhance the overall efficacy and impact of education through targeted training and development.

I am passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential through innovative and evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions, and tailor made competency-based education services.”

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Offices in Vancouver and Surrey

Call (778) 785-1351

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