Sojourn has two locations from which to serve our clients. Our newest is in the heart of beautiful, historic Fort Langley.
Our therapists are dedicated to providing counselling tailored specifically to the expressed needs and goals of our clients and are equipped to deliver a vast array of treatments in order to help those we serve. Setting up an appointment is easy and can be done directly from the website by scrolling to the bottom of most pages, including this one.
Jonathan Wieser, MA-MFT, RCC, RMFT
Jonathan is a
Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in counselling and neurofeedback for individuals, couples and families, maintaining a private practice in Surrey, British Columbia.
He holds a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trinity Western University with a focus on evidence-based treatment methods. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology with an emphasis on neuroplastic mechanisms, in other words, the growth of new neurons and the strengthening of connections between them.
Jon works in collaboration with his clients to find the best method to address problems. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients successfully overcome personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help build on strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Among his areas of expertise are:
- intimacy and relationships,
- depression and anxiety,
- stress management,
- family distress,
- sexual difficulties,
- cultural adjustment,
- personal growth, and
- peak performance.
Jon has earned certifications in:
- EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- EEG Biofeedback
- Emotion Focused Therapy (Externship)
- Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples' Therapy (Advanced)
He also has additional training in:
- Neufeld's Approach to Child and Adolescent Therapy
- Rebuilding Intimacy After an Affair
An appointment with Jonathan at our Surrey
location can be made online.
Elizabeth Chan, MA, RCC
From a relationally-centred, trauma-informed approach, Elizabeth seeks to create trusting and allowing spaces for clients to really open up and be with their tough stuff in a safe and therapeutic environment. She believes in the process of healing connection; therefore, she offers caring, attuned support along with clinical dexterity and a wide range of professional expertise vital for shifting patterns of stuckness and pursuing new horizons of healing. When given the opportunity to have a glimpse into her clients' lives, she works to help them uncover who they truly are, how they feel and how they love. Ultimately, it is her hope to come alongside clients as they journey from loneliness to connectedness; from fear and numbness to peace and presence; from a sense of deficiency to the experience of wholeness; from an inner void to a felt sense of embodiment; from the loss of essence to regaining essential qualities such as love, joy, strength, courage, and confidence.
Elizabeth is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. Prior to that, she studied both Psychology and International Social Welfare at Simon Fraser University. From an academic standpoint, she draws on a background in philosophy, literary studies, and global development, and has researched topics which include relational research praxis, feminist critical theory, identity, gender, voice and embodied personhood, spirituality, trauma and dissociation, ontological underpinnings of healing and wholeness, cross-cultural applications of psychotherapeutic practice, and community health.
At a clinical level, Elizabeth has trained in a variety of research-informed therapeutic modalities including:
- Lifespan Integration Therapy,
- Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) Therapy,
- Emotion-Focused Therapy, and
- Existential Analysis, a phenomenological, person-centred approach to psychotherapy developed by Alfried Längle.
She has received supervision in:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy,
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Elizabeth gravitates to modalities that are somatically-oriented and attachment-focused – approaches that position the therapist to engage the whole-person of the client from a place of love and understanding, with compassion and strength. Beyond this, she is also both interested and adept in the use of expressive arts for therapeutic purposes. She believes that incorporating creative modalities can be a part of helping clients to tell their stories well, process through their pain, identify obstacles to a good, fulfilled life, and move towards a sense of hope, healing, empowerment and strength.
You can view Elizabeth's schedule and book an appointment with her at our Langley office online.
Professional Activities and Memberships
Jonathan and Elizabeth are members of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jonathan is a member of the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.