Sojourn serves Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley from two convenient locations in Surrey and North Vancouver, 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.
Eli Norman, MA, RCC
Eli Norman is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who holds a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. He has over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families through non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith communities.
Eli comes alongside clients to help them overcome the adversities that they face and achieve the personal growth that they desire. He partners with clients to create a strong alliance that is focussed on identifying and achieving their goals for counselling. Eli uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients recognize and address unhelpful patterns of thinking that can cause problems to seem overwhelming. Through CBT, clients are equipped with the tools that they need to change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour. Eli also uses Narrative Therapy to help people enhance their personal agency in the stories of their lives. He works with clients to challenge narratives that are negative and defeating, and to discover more hopeful and helpful narratives that allow clients to overcome problems, find healing, and experience growth.
Eli has received specialized training in:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
• Narrative Therapy,
• Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) Therapy,
• Prepare/Enrich Marital and Premarital Counselling, and
• Indigenous Cultural Safety for Mental Health Practitioners.
Make an appointment online with Eli at our North Vancouver office.
Shahrzad is currently finishing her last semester of the Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy at Trinity Western University. 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 the 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, religion, and culture. Through this systemic framework she approaches therapy 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.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Jonathan and Eli 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