Sojourn serves Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley from our conveniently accessed location in Surrey, BC. 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 online.
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.
Treatment areas include:
• Intimacy and relationships
• Depression and anxiety, including panic and phobias
• Trauma and recovery from accidents
• Stress management
• Family distress
• Cultural adjustment
• Personal growth
• Peak performance
An appointment with Jonathan at our Surrey location can be made online.
Shahrzad Jamali, MA-MFT, RCC
Shahrzad is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a Master’s of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology with an emphasis on neuroscience from University of British Columbia. She has over 6 years experience of helping individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Shahrzad enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families ranging from children to adults. In her role as a therapist, She supports clients to overcome their relational and emotional problems in a safe and non-judgemental environment. She understands how easily we can get stuck and how profoundly the stories and wounds from the past can impact our current relationships, situations and outcomes. Through working collaboratively with clients, she approaches each individual with empathy, respect, curiosity and hope.
Shahrzad practices with a foundation in Attachment Theory while using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She believes that every person lives within a system: family, community, and culture. She approaches therapy through this systemic framework and walks alongside her clients in their journey of healing and transformation.
Shahrzad has experience working with a range of modalities and issues including:
- Marriage and Couple Therapy (including conflict and communication issues, intimacy challenges, and infidelity).
- Premarital Counselling
- Anxiety and Depression
- Grief and Loss
- Trauma (Including childhood abuse, sexual assault)
- Addiction (Substance use and sexual addictions)
- Cultural adjustment
- Developmental disabilities
- Chronic Illnesses
She is fluent in three languages including English, Farsi, and Turkish.
Book an appointment online with Shahrzad at our Surrey Office.
Amy Ibrahim, MA-MFT, RCC
Amy has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and couples. Her clinical approach is informed by family systems theory, using Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), as well as Self-Compassion-focused therapy techniques.
Amy believes that building a connection with your therapist is the most important foundation for therapy. She desires to genuinely listen to and understand her clients' stories and concerns from their perspectives. She values helping her clients feel seen and known. Her clients can expect to feel understood, validated and cared for in their work together, as she cultivates a warm and accepting environment for therapy. As someone who has struggled with periods of depression, anxiety, loss, and several life transitions, Amy believes in the value of having someone walk alongside you during these difficult times and receiving the support you need.
Amy works with individuals experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, grief, loss, life transitions, stress, burnout, spirituality, work, communication and relationships.
Book an appointment online with Amy.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Jonathan, Shahrzad, and Amy are members of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jonathan is a member of the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors