About me

Hi, I’m Tejpreet Johal, but you can call me Preet. With over a decade of experience in social services, including child protection and mental health crisis intervention, I’ve dedicated my career to supporting marginalized communities. My journey began with a deep desire to understand and help others, especially those facing unique cultural and systemic challenges.

My passion for providing compassionate, culturally informed and safe counselling is reflected in my work and my Instagram page, Beyond Birth Therapist, where I share insights and support. I am currently a MA counselling psychology practicum student, who is qualified to practice under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum supervisor.

My Approach: I offer therapy through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive lens, ensuring that all clients receive fair, quality, and equal mental health services. I focus on serving disproportionate and underserved communities, including immigrants, first-generation individuals, and BIPOC communities.

My aim is to create a safe, welcoming space where you can explore your challenges and heal.

Specialties:

1. Cultural Identity & Racial Trauma: Navigating the complexities of cultural identity and addressing racial trauma are central to my practice. I understand the unique pressures and experiences of South Asian communities and other BIPOC individuals.
2. Intergenerational Trauma: I help clients explore and break the cycles of harm caused by intergenerational trauma, fostering resilience and healing.
3. Reproductive Trauma & Infertility: Whether dealing with infertility, pregnancy loss, or perinatal mental health issues, I offer compassionate and informed support.
4. Relationship Issues: From setting boundaries, exploring new life roles/responsibilities, to overcoming imposter syndrome, I provide guidance on maintaining healthy, fulfilling relationships.
5. Mental Health Crisis Intervention: My experience in mental health crisis intervention equips me to offer effective strategies for managing anxiety, depression, and self-harm.

Therapeutic Approach: As a person-centered therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your own life experiences. My role is to support and guide you, utilizing an integrated approach that draws from various therapeutic modalities to best meet your unique needs. Whether through cognitive-behavioral therapy, Gottman’s Method, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, or trauma-informed practices, I tailor my methods to support your healing and growth.

Why Choose Me: I’ve faced my share of adversities, including personal loss, death of a parent, trauma and fertility struggles, which has given me a profound understanding of what it means to hit rock bottom and find the strength to rise again.

This lived experience, combined with my professional expertise, allows me to offer a unique blend of empathy and practical support. As a first-generation counsellor, I understand the unique struggles faced by immigrant families and BIPOC communities.

My practice is grounded in empathy, cultural competence, and a commitment to social justice. I aim to fill the gap in mental health care by offering support that is both informed and deeply personal. Everyone deserves good mental health care and counselling services, and I strive to provide that in a way that is culturally nuanced and sensitive to your unique experiences. I offer therapy sessions both in-person at our North Vancouver office and virtually, providing flexibility to meet your needs.

Ready to start your journey towards healing and empowerment? If you’re looking for a counsellor who understands the complexities of cultural identity, intergenerational trauma, and systemic challenges, I’m here for you.

Let’s work together to build resilience, foster healing, and create a life of balance and well-being.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: S00909

License Province/Territory: British Columbia

Date License Granted: December 12, 2023

Additional Credentials:

ADHD
Codependency
Coping Skills
Depression
Divorce
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence
Drug Abuse
Emotional Disturbance
Family Conflict
First Responders
Grief
Infertility
Marital and Premarital
Parenting
Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Racial Identity
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Sexual Abuse
Stress
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD
Women's Issues

Insurance Plans: Inquire via email.

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Punjabi
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities

My additional training includes the Gottman Method (Level 1 & 2), Anti-Racist & Anti-Oppressive Clinician Training, Radical Mental Health First Aid, and specialized courses in reproductive trauma, suicide intervention, and neurodivergence. I am always looking to add to my education and training.