More about Navpreet Johal

I truly believe that connectedness promotes a great sense of well-being of overall health and wellness. Providing awareness in understanding what we think, feel and believe affects our wellness. In therapy, I provide a safe environment where clients can explore their challenges or feelings of suffering. I can help clients to reach their full potential and regain balance in their life.

I specialize in psycho-educational assessments for children and adults, including: giftedness, learning challenges including ADHD as well as other socio-emotional and behavioural concerns. Psychological assessments support families and schools with practical information to identify individuals’ areas of strengths and growth.

I bring enthusiasm, openness, acceptance, and authenticity to my work with clients. Living in various cultures, I understand how culture can impact individuals, therefore I strive to understand client’s worldviews and utilize that in therapy.

I draw from a solution focused approach to help clients recognize and build on their own strengths to get through current difficulties. I support individuals by using different therapeutic approaches such as: mindfulness, narrative and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

I speak and work in English, Punjabi and Urdu.

In my spare time, I enjoy music, dancing, reading, and keep myself active by playing scotch.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

Navpreet, have you, or anyone close to you, had to overcome any trauma, or mental health challenge?

Not me but my close friend had to overcome the trauma after her sister died of suicide, after it took a toll on her mental health and it took a while to recover from the traumatic experience. Seeing this, I saw the challenges of overcoming trauma and mental health challenges, resulting in how much a person can grow from them. 

What do you think the world needs more of?

The world needs validation, reflective listening and equalization.

 

 

Qualifications

Masters Diploma in Psychology, Thames Valley University, Ealing, United Kingdom

MA in Psychology , Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

 

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists 

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

 

 

Certifications

Virtual DBT Sand Tray Therapy with Theresa Fraser 

Assessment of Children workshop- cognitive foundation & application, 6th Ed -By Dr. Jerome Sattler

Narrative therapy- Lana Dunn

Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals

ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Master’s Thesis: Culture Shock

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Supporting Teenagers with Depression

I can also help with these areas:

  • Adoption Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Family Violence
  • Grief Work & Compassion Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues

Mental Health Disorders:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Family Systems (Bowenian) Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment Services:

  • Gifted / Intellectually Advanced Assessments
  • Intelligence, Psycho-educational and Memory Assessments

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Gender:

  • Female Genital Pain Disorders
  • Pornography Issues & Addiction