Areas of practice
- Addiction - Internet
- Addictions - Gambling
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Addictions - Online Gaming
- Addictions - Pornography
- Addictions - Relationship
- Addictions - Sexual
- Anger Management Issues
- Intimacy Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Men's Issues
- Women's Issues
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Satir Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Video Counselling
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:www.najtherapies.com
Hello, NAJ therapies is a shared practice run by spouses, Neena Keram and Ron Prasad.
Neena Keram is a counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and training in many areas of therapy. Though her work focuses on marriage therapy and individual work with partners of those impacted by chemical and behavioral addictions, Neena also works to empower individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, communication and life-issues in both faith-based and nonfaith-based approaches. Neena provides services in English, Punjabi and Hindi. She works independently and at times alongside with her husband Ron Prasad.
Ron is a registered clinical counselor with the BCACC (British Columbia Clinical Counselors Association), and a member of ITAPP (International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals). He's a certified sexual addiction therapist, (CSAT candidate) with ITAPP and has a graduate degree in counseling psychology (ie. MA), from Trinity Western University. He's been a counselor for the past 13 years, working in the area of addictions and mental health, also known as co-occurring disorders having worked in a variety of health settings (ie. provincial and non profit societies), and worked with homeless clients, mandated for treatment clients, children and adults alike.
They have an office in the Guildford area, which makes them available to see clients from the Fraser valley, including areas as far as Mission and/or Chilliwack. They do provide virtual counseling if that assists in overcoming issues of confidentiality and distance.
For many clients, recognizing they have a problem in their personal lives can be a very difficult reality. Most think by avoiding or ignoring the problem, it will resolve itself. Often, clients feel that no one else knows what they are going through or that their problems can be so shameful or embarrassing, it’s too dangerous or difficult to talk about it.
Neena and Ron's approaches to counseling are gentle but direct helping clients overcome stigma and self judgments, and that conveys \ a desire to see clients have better outcomes in their lives. Their goal in counseling it to create a safe, confidential environment where clients are actively encouraged to discuss and explore their issues, and take steps to address them in practical ways, leading them to feel more empowered and free. They have had the privilege of seeing clients succeed in overcoming their difficulties but recognize the difficulties of taking that first step. They encourage you to call if you want to just explore and see if either of them may be the person to help you. Their areas of work include the following:
Addictions (including sexual preoccupations); cross-cultural issues; grief and loss; life transitions; personal growth; family conflicts such as in law relationships, boundaries, spiritual issues; self-esteem issues; stress management; anxiety issues, and workplace difficulties and working with couples, or partners who have been wounded by sexual infidelity or sex addiction issues. .
In the past, clients they have worked have included adults, couples, adolescents, members of the gay/lesbian community and persons from a broad spectrum of faiths.
Client fee individuals:$130/hour
Client fee couples/families:$130/hour