Staff

Counselling Surrey

  • Amandeep Brar, MA Counsellor
    Amandeep Brar MA, RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor

    Amandeep, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a decade of experience, specializing in mental health and social services, including work in schools. Her approach emphasizes warmth, empathy, and a non-judgmental atmosphere to facilitate open exploration of thoughts and feelings. Grounded in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks, she recognizes the societal and cultural influences on individual experiences. A woman of color herself, she appreciates diverse struggles and the impact of relationship dynamics on life decisions. 

    Amandeep integrates Attachment, Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Mindfulness theories into her sessions, particularly supporting those dealing with anxiety, trauma, or new to therapy. By prioritizing clients' unique experiences and goals, she fosters a trusting environment where individuals, regardless of familiarity with therapy, can expect kindness and acceptance. Her aim is to empower clients with choice in therapy and equip them with emotional management tools for life's challenges.

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  • Shahrzad Jamali, Associate Therapist
    Shahrzad Jamali MA-MFT, RMFT, RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist

    Shahrzad is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and has a  Master's of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from 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 offers services from our office in Surrey.
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  • Katherine Ouano, RCC
    Katherine Ouano MEd, RCC
    Registered Clinical Counsellor

    Katherine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master's of Education in Counselling and has over 20 years' experience in the field of mental health and wellness working with youth and their families.


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  • Neurofeedback Provider
    Megumi Serizawa RN, BA, BScN
    Neurofeedback Provider

    Megumi Serizawa is a Registered Nurse and NeurOptimal Neurofeedback practitioner committed to promoting holistic health and wellbeing. Megumi’s dual educational background in sociology and nursing gives her a unique and comprehensive approach to healthcare and wellness.

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  • Jonathan Wieser, Registered Clinical Counsellor
    Jonathan Wieser MA-MFT, RCC-ACS, RMFT
    Registered Clinical Counsellor - Approved Clinical Supervisor, Marriage & Family Therapist

    Jonathan is the senior therapist at Sojourn with more than 15 years' experience and having provided over 12,000 hours of therapy. He draws from a variety of models including Person-Cenetered Rogerian Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), and neurofeedback.


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  • Intern Counsellor Micah Jakobs
    Micah Jakobs MA (in progress)
    Masters Level Intern Therapist

    Micah, currently pursuing a Master of Counselling degree at City University in Vancouver, brings a unique perspective as a first-generation immigrant and identifies as a Filipino-Canadian cis-female. She is dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive environment, particularly for people of color (POC), within her counselling approach. Micah's therapeutic work primarily utilizes Person-Centered and Emotion-Focused lenses, incorporating various approaches such as Family Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief and Loss, and Attachment Theory. Her goal is to assist clients in addressing distressing thoughts, emotions, or behaviors, promoting acceptance and authentic living while providing tangible tools for personal growth. Micah also integrates mindfulness and somatic practices to enhance awareness of the present moment, ultimately supporting clients on their journey towards a more fulfilling and authentic life.


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  • Aelaf Kebebu Counselling
    Aelaf Kebebu MPH, MA-MFT (in progress)
    Masters Level Intern Therapist

    Aelaf, a graduate student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Trinity Western University with a Master's in Public Health, has 15 years of experience in supporting vulnerable children and families, focusing on trauma-responsive and strength-based approaches. As an immigrant woman, she understands the challenges faced by marginalized communities and is dedicated to improving access to counselling services for these groups. Her therapeutic techniques, which include emotionally focused therapy, Bowen intergenerational therapy, and Narrative therapy, are tailored to address a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges.


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