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Manpreet graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle in 2013. Her passion for counselling came from prior experience of working as a family physician in India for 13 years, supporting patients not only to their medical health needs, but also to their emotional health needs (as such services were not readily available). This experience that led her to pursue counselling psychology when she migrated to Canada. They have given her great insight into unique challenges that immigrants with various ethno-cultural backgrounds may face.
Manpreet gained valuable experience at non-profit organizations and had the opportunity to work directly with families, individuals (with mental health and addiction issues) and enabling them discover their own strengths and barriers, and encouraging them to consider change. In one-to-one, couple, family and group settings, Manpreet has collaborated with clients to assess and assist them to achieve optimal mental, psychological, social, spiritual, and physical health.
Her practice is guided by holistic approach with more emphasis on values and strengths-based approaches; and offers support and guidance to clients presenting with a variety of issues. Her role involves providing vocational and rehabilitation counselling to clients
recovering from catastrophic accidents (MVA etc.), chronic illness, trauma and different life crises. Manpreet is proficient in the following practices: evidence-based counselling interventions including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), person-centered, strength-based, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, mindfulness, positive psychology, narrative therapy and addiction counselling.
Manpreet can practice in English, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu.
Focus Areas of Expertise:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD)
Grief and loss
Personal growth & Self-esteem
Addictions (involving substances + behaviors)
Attachment and Boundaries