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Jonathan Psychotherapy for You

Raj Naik
MSW, RSW, PG In Counselling Manitoba & Alberta Canada

I have extensive experience in dealing with PTSD as well as anxiety and depression with people in high-stress careers. I have experience working with couples struggling with a variety of issues from infidelity to strengthening their relationships. I have helped and cared for many veterans and I use compassion and understanding to help my clients with their feelings of loss and grief during this complex and challenging time.

In my personal life, I have explored the practices of yoga, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness, and alternative states of consciousness to support tapping into the inner wisdom held in the body. This has increased my capacity to move through the hardships inherent in the cycles of life. I also believe in the value of incorporating playfulness in our daily lives and maintaining a healthy work/life balance. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time in nature, hiking, cooking, exploring, doing yoga, and dancing.

I support people with challenges relating to anxiety/depression, PTSD, relationship challenges, identity, trauma, and substance use.
With a passion for supporting the Hindi and Telugu communities, I strive to engage and relate to clients with mixed methods of counselling and psychotherapy, honesty and a little bit of humour!
I hope to create a safe and affirming space for every person in every session, and believe that this in combination with an atmosphere in which I accept and welcome feedback creates a strong therapeutic relationship.
Session Type
Individual Therapy
Couples Therapy

Modalities

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
EMDR -Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
Couples Therapy – The Gottman Institute
Narrative Therapy


Credentials:
MSW, RSW, PG In Counselling

Education:
Master of Social Work, Mangalore University 2007
Post Graduation of Human Resource Management, Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario 2012

Certifications & Trainings:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (The association of Psychological Therapies)
Couples Therapy Certification – The Gottman Institute
EMDR Certification – Professional Education System Institute PESI.
Narrative Therapy Foundation & Key Concepts, (Dulwich Center)
An Introduction to Rich Story Development, (Alliant International University)
dialectical behaviour therapy,,(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Solution Focussed Therapy ,(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Addictions and Mental illness understanding the Relationship, (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Anxiety in Children and Youth Practical Intervention Strategies, ,(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ( Canadian Mental Health Association)
Mental Health First Aid Instructor ( Mental Health First Aid Canada)
Residential Schools Intergenerational effects & Truth and Reconciliation, (The General Child and Family Authority)
An Introduction to Couples Counselling, (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Vicarious Trauma Strategies for Supporting Resilience, (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Trauma overview and Awareness, ,(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Solution-Focused Therapy an Introduction and overview, (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute) ,
Depression overview and awareness, ,(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools for Thinking Differently, (Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Professional Memberships:
Manitoba College of Social Workers Association, Manitoba
Alberta College of Social Workers, Alberta
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Ontario
British Columbia College of Social workers, BC

Rajani is here to support you with crucial life transitions, cross-cultural demands, and relationship challenges.

Rajani specializes in supporting adults having difficulty with cross-cultural issues, intergenerational and relationship challenges. Rajani understands how bouts of anxiety and depression can impact you when facing these concerns. Rajani also lends his therapeutic expertise to Relationship challenges, and has journeyed with many people who face issues related to spirituality or matters of faith.
Rajani believes that positive and lasting outcomes begin with a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, acceptance, and safety. Rajani uses evidence-based practices to equip you to face the hurdles in your way. Specifically, Rajani draws from modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy.
Rajani approaches each person with non-judgmental curiosity. Rajani doesn’t assume to be an expert but creates a safe space where you can share your story, your strengths, and your struggles without fear of. Rajs therapeutic approach is inspired by insight, and compassion. He looks forward to walking with you in your therapy journey.

“Cover me in sunshine, shower me with good times. Tell me the world’s been spinning
since the beginning and everything will be alright” Pink

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