Harleen Jhawar is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She holds a Master of Counselling Psychology Degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Counselling and Human Development.
Harleen provides support services within a client-centered model focusing on clients’ strengths and resources. She uses these strengths to identify and amplify constructive growth toward their goals. She adapts a treatment plan for individuals using a variety of techniques, specializing in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her goal as a counsellor is to support her clients on their journey of healing.
She provides therapy to individuals struggling with a variety of concerns including:
- Anxiety & Panic
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfers elbow)
- Grief & Loss
- Stress management
- Anger Management
- Life Transitions
She believes that a good connection with a therapist is key to clients being able to reach their goals. For this reason she offers a complimentary consultation over the phone. Most extended health plans will cover services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Harleen is a dedicated and passionate counsellor who has always been determined to work within the helping profession. This determination began in her earlier work providing behavioural therapy to children struggling with developmental disabilities. She then began her training in counselling at the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia and went on to pursue her Masters in Counselling. During this time she completed an intensive clinical internship at the counselling clinic at The University of British Columbia where she provided personal, career, and academic counselling services to students across individual and group contexts. Currently, Harleen is working as an intake counsellor at an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in Burnaby providing services to employees and their families.
In addition to Harleen’s practice she enjoys yoga and incorporates this into her daily routine to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Harleen believes in a holistic approach to wellness, integrating the mind, body, and spirit in overall health.