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Alex Sangha: the suburban therapist launches in Delta
Taking therapy to new heights with in-person and video conferencing counselling options.
In every community, there are a select few who will answer the call of duty to help those around them. Alex Sangha from Delta, BC is one such individual. A veteran social worker with over 3170 hours of paid and volunteer work experience dedicated to serving those in need, Alex today announced the launch of his long-anticipated counselling services, The Suburban Therapist.
What’s unique about the Suburban Therapist is that Alex will offer in-person, telephone, and online therapy via video conferencing to reach clients unable to visit his Delta based offices. Alex practises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Strengths Based Counselling, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation, to help people overcome a variety of illnesses, including addictions, anger management, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and sleep disorders. Alex also has a long history of working on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues.
Says Alex of his launch, “The first thing I learned about counselling is that it’s important to find a counsellor you would feel comfortable with. Over the years, I’ve have worked with local societies like the BC Schizophrenia Society and local high schools to bring about a greater awareness of the needs of those with mental health, racism, and bullying issues. I realized that while I can help at a community level, I can also do a lot of good at an individual level. Hence the dream to set up The Suburban Therapist was born, and today I’m proud to be able to convert this dream into a reality”.
Alex points out that while the practise is named The Suburban Therapist, his services will be available to all in British Columbia where he is licensed to practice. “The advantage of modern technology such as video conferencing, is that it helps me bring my counselling services to people in need, no matter where they are based in the province, and it also helps add a layer of privacy for clients who don’t wish to visit my offices”, he adds.
The Suburban Therapist is located just up the street from the George Mackie Library in Delta along 84th Avenue. The office is easily accessible by skytrain or public transportation.
To learn more about The Suburban Therapist including viewing photos of the counselling offices and setting click on the Contact page on the following website at http://thesuburbantherapist.wordpress.com/ .
About Alex Sangha
Alex Sangha is a licensed Registered Social Worker and founder of The Suburban Therapist, a local counselling practise which provides in-person or online therapy in many areas of practice including addictions and mental health. He is the founder of Sher Vancouver, a South Asian LGBT social, cultural, and support group, and the co-founder of Mindset – Mental Health Education, Awareness and Support, which provides advocacy, community education, and peer support.
Alex has an MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Department of Government from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Social Work with a First Class Standing from the University of British Columbia. He has worked as a social worker with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in Special Needs and Child Care, Foster Care, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Alex was published in Visions: B.C.’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal.
In addition, Alex has delivered numerous presentations on racism, bullying, and mental health issues to the community largely through the BC Schizophrenia Society and Sher Vancouver, the latter of which is an affiliated agency of the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS). Alex is currently nearing completion of his Master of Social Work degree via distance delivery through Dalhousie University.
For further information or to book an media interview or counselling appointment, please contact:
Phone: (604) 842-7340
Fax: (604) 628-3841
Email: [email protected]