Tejinder (TJ) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling. She has several years of experience working with youth on the Autism spectrum as a Behaviour Interventionist.
There are times where the challenges we face in our daily lives become too difficult to manage on our own. We may need someone to talk to. TJ can help navigate those who are looking to add meaning and purpose to their lives, generating motivation, and driving direction. The ability to achieve wellness and stability in our lives, exists somewhere inside each and every single one of us. The disconnection we experience from the things that bring us happiness and joy may cause us to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by stress. Her aim is to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, and safe environment to help support you through life’s difficulties that may have you feeling stuck and under pressure. Lifes challenges result in emotional and psychological stress in our lives and her mission is to support you in regaining control.
TJ’s work stems from a holistic and integrative approach which includes mindfulness, breath work, and evidence-based modalities such as CBT, ACT, and DBT. She believes it is important to have a well-stocked arsenal of techniques as it enables her to effectively meet her clients’ needs. She assists her clients in accepting life challenges, discovering their strengths and abilities, and committing to change. TJ’s warm, gentle, empathetic, and attentive approach allows her clients to feel validated, empowered, and hopeful. She works from a variety of perspectives and work towards building self-compassion into your daily life.
TJ has experience working with a broad range of mental health difficulties along with life challenges. She has worked alongside parents and teachers. Her main areas of focus are those who present with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. She also works with those who have experienced grief/loss, life transitions (school, work, moving), anger, and conflict resolution. She has experience helping support clients in setting boundaries in place, regaining control in their lives, and practicing self-compassion and mindfulness. Her background provides her with an understanding to work with couples and families through a range of issues. Throughout her years of experience, ITJ has also worked with those who identify as LGBTQ.
TJ’s warm, gentle, and compassionate nature allows her to build trust/rapport with clients and allows her to create a safe place to openly share all thoughts and feelings. Ever since she incorporated self-compassion and mindfulness into her own life, she has responded to challenges in life with kindness and understanding towards herself. By soothing and comforting ourselves when we’re hurting, we offset self-criticism and feelings of failure. TJ believes mental health is just as important as physical health. Her duty is to join you on your path towards creating space for healing, change, and improved sense of well-being.