About Us

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.



Jonathan Wieser, MA-MFT, RCC, RMFT

Jonathan Wieser, 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 relationship
• Depression and anxiety
• Trauma
• Stress management
• family distress
• sexual difficulties
• cultural adjustment
• personal growth
• peak performance

An appointment with Jonathan at our Surrey location can be made online.



Elizabeth Chan, MA, RCC

Elizabeth Chan, 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:

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
• Existential Analysis, a phenomenological, person-centered approach to psychotherapy developed by Alfried Langle.

She has received supervision in:
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
• Gottman Method Couples Therapy
• 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.



Eli NormanMA, RCC

Eli Norman, MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor

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.



Professional Activities and Memberships

Jonathan, Elizabeth and Eli are members of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Jonathan is a member of the Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Registered Clinical CounsellorA designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist


Locations

Availability

Schedule your appointment today

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-9:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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