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
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Online/ Virtual Counselling
- Satir Therapy
- Skype/Video Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.najtherapies.com
Hello, my name is Ron and I’m a registered clinical counselor with the BCACC (British Columbia Clinical Counselors Association), and a member of ITAPP (International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals). I’m also a certified sexual addiction therapist, (CSAT candidate) with ITAPP. In terms of my training, I have graduate degree in counseling psychology (ie. MA), from Trinity Western University and have been a counselor for the past 13 years, working in the area of addictions and mental health, also known as co-occurring disorders. I’ve 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.
I have an office in the South Surrey area, which makes me available to see clients from the Fraser valley, including areas as far as Mission and/or Chilliwack. I also do some consultations via SKYPE, 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. Sometimes that works for a while and then it doesn’t. 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. My hope is that clients would consider me as a potential support to address their concerns.
I believe my approach is gentle but direct which helps clients overcome stigma and self judgments, and that it conveys to them a desire to see them have better outcomes in their lives. My 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. I have had the privilege of seeing clients succeed in overcoming their difficulties but I recognize the difficulties of taking that first step. I encourage you to call if you want to just explore and see if I might be the person to help you. I do work with the following areas:
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.
I tailor my therapeutic approach to your needs and I draw from my experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches which include the following: narrative therapy, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, Satir therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and psychodynamic traditions. I’m welcoming to clients of all backgrounds and am committed to providing a safe, respectful and confidential environment for clients to work in to address their issues. In the past, clients I 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