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Dr. Atwal is a registered psychologist who works with clients in Surrey, BC. She can help people struggling with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, eating disorders, depression, trauma, grief, and family and cultural issues. Each individual coming into treatment is different and therefore Dr. Atwal develops and uses an approach that would benefit that particular individual. Treatment modalities used include: psycho-dynamic, CBT, solution focused, and interpersonal therapy. Appointments are available in the evenings and weekends. Dr. Atwal is fluent in Punjabi.
Philosophy: Being in therapy can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. It allows you to cross the hurdles you are experiencing and to become yourself. It allows you to be content, to be grounded, and to be happy. Ultimately, the goal of any therapy process is to get you closer to be able to love, work, and play freely. Therapy can be a difficult and emotionally loaded experience. It's important to be willing to participate and to be open to possibilities. My goal in the process will be to help guide you along the way. It will be an honor to walk with you in your journey towards mental health.
Education & Training: Dr. Atwal received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Currently, Dr. Atwal works at Surrey Memorial Hospital with children and youth and she teaches at various colleges. Dr. Atwal has considerable training and experience working with adults and families.
Approved Provider: Health Identification Cards accepted for: RCMP, CAF & VAC