Registered Clinical Counsellor

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Registered Clinical Counsellor Services

At Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback, our Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) are dedicated professionals with a mission to support, heal, and empower individuals on their journey to better mental health. An RCC is more than just a title – it's a testament to rigorous training, a deep commitment to ethical practice, and a passion for aiding those in need.

With a keen understanding of trauma, anxiety, and various other mental health challenges, our team provides specialized therapeutic interventions tailored to each individual's unique needs. As you navigate the complexities of life, our RCCs stand by you, offering evidence-based treatments, compassionate care, and a safe space for reflection and growth.

Embark on a transformative journey with us. Whether you're seeking solace from the pains of the past or strategies to face the challenges of the present, we're here to guide, support, and celebrate every step you take towards a healthier, happier you.

What Distinguishes an RCC

Education and Training
Registered Clinical Counsellors undergo rigorous academic and hands-on training to ensure they're equipped with the most effective and current therapeutic techniques. Holding a minimum of a master's degree in counselling or a related field, an RCC combines theoretical knowledge with extensive practical experience to address diverse mental health challenges.

Code of Ethics
An unwavering commitment to the highest ethical standards defines the RCC designation. Adhering to a comprehensive Code of Ethics, our RCCs ensure that each session is conducted with utmost respect, confidentiality, and integrity. Clients can find solace in the knowledge that their well-being is the primary concern, and their trust is never compromised.

Beyond the classroom and training environments, our RCCs at Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback bring a wealth of real-world therapeutic experience. Specializing in trauma, anxiety, and various mental health issues, they possess a nuanced understanding of the human psyche, allowing them to tailor interventions to individual needs. Their vast experience ensures that clients receive not just therapy, but therapy that's been honed over countless hours of practice and refinement.

At the heart of the RCC designation is a deep-seated passion for healing and transformation. When you choose an RCC at Sojourn Counselling, you're choosing expertise, ethics, and an unwavering commitment to your mental health journey.

Therapeutic Approaches Used by RCCs at Sojourn

In the heart of every healing journey is a personalized approach, tailored to the unique intricacies of each individual's experiences and challenges. At Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback, our Registered Clinical Counsellors utilize a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, ensuring that every client receives the most suitable and effective intervention. Below are the primary techniques our RCCs are trained in:

  • Neurofeedback: A cutting-edge brain training method that monitors and adjusts brainwave patterns, aiding in the self-regulation of emotions and cognitive processes.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing): A transformative therapy particularly effective for trauma, EMDR facilitates the processing of distressing memories, allowing individuals to find relief and resolution.
  • Person-Centered Therapy: Founded on empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence, this approach prioritizes the individual's perspective, fostering a therapeutic relationship that's collaborative and validating.
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Aimed at enhancing emotional intelligence and interpersonal relationships, this modality delves deep into emotional patterns and their origins, guiding clients towards healthier emotional responses.
  • AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy): An integrative model of therapy that focuses on healing through the transformation of emotional experiences, emphasizing the innate drive towards self-righting and growth.
  • Mindfulness: By cultivating presence and awareness, mindfulness techniques empower individuals to navigate life's challenges with greater clarity, calm, and resilience.
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy): A goal-oriented approach that addresses problematic thought patterns and behaviors, equipping clients with practical strategies to manage and overcome mental health challenges.

By integrating these techniques and approaches, our RCCs craft an individualized therapeutic journey that resonates, heals, and empowers, ensuring that every client feels seen, heard, and valued.

Subsidies and Insurance Coverage for RCC Services

Mental health is a fundamental aspect of well-being, and at Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback, we believe that quality therapeutic services should be accessible to all. To support this mission, we're pleased to provide information on financial aids that can make RCC services more affordable.

Insurance Companies Recognizing RCCs
Many insurance providers recognize the value of services offered by Registered Clinical Counsellors. We're proud to be affiliated with a range of major insurance companies, ensuring that a significant portion of your therapy costs can be covered. If you have an insurance plan, please check with your provider to understand the extent of your coverage.

How to Use Your Insurance

  1. Verify Coverage: Contact your insurance provider to confirm that RCC services are covered under your plan.
  2. Attend Your Session: Once your appointment at Sojourn Counselling is complete, you'll receive an official receipt.
  3. Submit a Claim: Use the provided receipt to file a claim with your insurance company. Depending on your provider, you may receive direct reimbursement or apply the amount towards a deductible.

Other Financial Supports
Recognizing that not everyone may have insurance or that insurance may not cover the full cost, we're dedicated to finding ways to make therapy accessible. We have intern therapists providing low cost counselling who are enrolled in masters degrees en route to completing the requirements for RCC designation. Our fees vary depending on the provider you choose. 

At Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback, your mental well-being is our utmost priority. Whether it's through insurance, subsidies, or other forms of support, we're committed to ensuring that finances don't stand in the way of quality care.

Meet Our Registered Clinical Counsellors

The backbone of Sojourn Counselling and Neurofeedback is our team of dedicated Registered Clinical Counsellors. Each with their own unique background, expertise, and therapeutic approach, our RCCs share a unified passion for facilitating meaningful change and providing compassionate care. Dive deeper into their profiles to find the perfect match for your journey towards better mental health.

Jonathan Wieser RCC

Jonathan Wieser, RCC-ACS, RMFT
Specializations: Trauma, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, EMDR

Jonathan is a seasoned Registered Clinical Counsellor and Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience, specializing in neurofeedback and counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Holding a Master's degree from Trinity Western University and certifications in techniques like EMDR and Neurofeedback, he adopts a highly personalized approach, leveraging a diverse range of evidence-based methods to address clients' challenges. Jon is committed to helping clients achieve personal growth and overcome issues ranging from trauma and depression to relationship challenges and cultural adjustments.
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Shahrzad Jamali RCC

Shahrzad Jamali, RCC

Specializations: Emotionally Focused Therapy, Relationships, Stress Management, Neurofeedback

Shahrzad is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Trinity Western University and a background in Psychology with a neuroscience focus from the University of British Columbia. With over 6 years of experience, she specializes in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and offers therapy for a range of issues, from relationship challenges to trauma and cultural adjustments. Drawing from Attachment Theory and methodologies like EFT, CBT, and EMDR, Shahrzad emphasizes a systemic perspective, offering multilingual services in English, Farsi, and Turkish.
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Katherine Ouano RCC

Katherine Ouano, RCC
Specializations: Child/Youth Therapy, CBT, Family Therapy

With over 25 years in the mental health field, Katherine has an extensive background in the helping profession, including roles in the Surrey School District and as a Mental Health Clinician supporting children, youth, and families. She specializes in diverse therapeutic approaches, from cognitive behavioral to mindfulness-based, with notable experience assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her private practice, she addresses a range of concerns, emphasizing empathy, compassion, and a trauma-informed, person-centered perspective.
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Choosing a therapist is an intimate decision, and we want to ensure you feel connected and confident in your choice. By exploring our RCC profiles, you get a glimpse of their expertise and personalities, ensuring you find a therapist that aligns with your needs and resonates with your therapeutic goals. Dive deeper, learn more, and when you're ready, easily book your session right from their profile.

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