More about Navpreet Johal

My career path started in India with a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychology and then to the United Kingdom with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology with First Class Masters. In Canada, I attained an online Master Level open studies of modules for CAP from Yorkville University in Counselling Psychology. 

I specialize in psycho-educational assessments for children and adults, including: giftedness, learning challenges including ADD, ADHD as well as other socio-emotional and behavioural needs). I provide comprehensive psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults that 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 could have an impact on individuals. Therefore, I strive to understand my clients’ worldview and utilize that in assisting them. I draw from a solution-focused approach to help my clients recognize and build on their own strengths to get through current difficulties. I support individuals by using different approaches that draw on ideas such as Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and most practical tools Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I speak and work in English, Punjabi and Urdu.

 

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

Certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals

ASIST-Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

 

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:

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

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