Contact Information

Practice Details

  • Are you in private practice?: Yes
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans? No
  • Do you offer sliding scale/reduced fee counselling? No
  • Telephone/Video counseling: Yes
  • Please list all languages that you speak: English

What Kind of Clients Do You Work With

  • PJ provides individual, group, couple, and family treatment.

Message from Therapist

Lifted Counselling and Consulting is so much more than a counselling agency. Dedicated to evidence based practice and empirically supported treatments, it is a group of highly trained and qualified professionals who are committed to providing compassionate, validating, and effective counselling services to adults, youths, couples, and families. It also strive to deliver the most updated, relevant and research-informed trainings, workshops, and consultations to parents, teachers, and health care professionals.

“At Lifted Counselling and Consulting, we believe in developing, validating and supportive relationships with the people we meet. We believe in creating change through finding acceptance. We believe in building lives that are worth living. Most importantly, we believe in you.  Come, and stay elevated.”

Bio

PJ is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor having received his Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University. PJ works both as a family therapist at the Child and Youth Mental Health program with the Government of British Columbia, and as one of the co-founders of Lifted Counselling and Consulting.

PJ’s clinical practice is informed from both interpersonal-process and family systems approaches, while he also helps families employ skill-based strategies through thoughtful integration of the theoretical foundations and principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy. PJ provides individual, group, couple, and family treatment, and has specific expertise in working with high-risk youth and families experiencing concerns such as suicidality, self-harm, impulsivity, emotional deregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addictions (sexual addictions, pornography, and substance use).

As a skilled speaker and an active member of the global community, PJ has presented at numerous forums, workshops, and conferences locally, nationally and internationally providing skill-based trainings for parents, teachers, counsellors, and health care professionals. PJ is deeply committed to family life with his wife and four children, active in parish life, and also serves on the boards of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association of Canada.

Credentials, Training, Qualifications

Expertise

Depression, anxiety, work-related issues, life transitions

Counselling Methods Used

PJ’s clinical practice is informed from both interpersonal-process and family systems approaches, while he also helps families employ skill-based strategies through thoughtful integration of the theoretical foundations and principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Emotion Focused Family Therapy.


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