Harpal is near completion of her Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology where her learning was primarily through an Indigenous lens. She has over 5 years of experience working with children, youth, and families in various roles. She is registered with the BC College of Social Workers. In addition to providing therapeutic services, she is also working at Kelowna General Hospital as an Acute Social Worker.
Harpal practices from a trauma-informed lens and strengths-based practice approach. She believes people are inherently resilient and sees her role in therapy as one to help guide conversations to capitalize on client skills while supplementing with resources and capacity building. Harpal has a working knowledge of various therapeutic frameworks including cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing. Harpal has a creative approach to delivering therapeutic services where she enjoys creating, facilitating, and delivering psycho-educational and group therapy sessions.
Harpal supports the use of a holistic model of practice that is evidence-based, and client-centered. Harpal speaks Punjabi and English fluently and can conversate in Hindi. As a racialized woman belonging to the LGBTQ2S+ community Harpal has a unique ability to hold space for her clients. When you are ready, Harpal is ready to hear your story.
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Office Locations: Kelowna & West Kelowna
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