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Harroop Sandhu

MA, Registered Clinical Counselor #11994

The biggest predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor. With this in mind, Harroop strives to foster a sense of feeling seen, heard and accepted in each of her sessions. Within these conditions of safety and support, clients can confront difficult emotions to begin the innate healing journey.

Harroop is a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) with over ten years experience providing counseling support to individuals. Harroop grew up in an Indian family and celebrates the diversity of each client by focusing on their unique strengths and perspectives. She integrates several therapeutic approaches and is skilled in working with clients experiencing a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. Harroop is fluent in both Punjabi and English.

Harroop’s approach is holistic and flexible and determined by the needs of each client. Harroop aims to provide a safe, compassionate, and accepting atmosphere as she empowers individuals to reach their goals while strengthening their resilience. Harroop encourages clients to bring awareness to their whole self, including body, mind and spirit. Through a process of awareness, insight, skill building, mindfulness, and warm support, her clients can learn to navigate and make sense of challenges.

Outside of her work at Peak Resilience, Harroop works with children, youth and families at The Wishing Star Lapointe Developmental Clinic to inspire families to develop the necessary tools to navigate challenging family dynamics while nurturing connections. When Harroop is not working she loves hiking, spending time with family, and finding the best ice cream in town.

harroop@peak-resilience.com

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma

Grief and Loss

Life Transitions

Self Worth and personal growth

Goal setting

Stress management and reduction

Minority stress

Parenting

Family relationship struggle

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

Person Centered

Mindfulness

Compassion

Trauma Informed

Attachment Theory

Critical Race Theory

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?

Working in the field of mental health for several years and supporting clients in crisis, I am continually amazed by the innate resilience of individuals. Witnessing the ability of people to meet these experiences whole heartedly and find the inner strength to persevere feels like a gift to me. Additionally, my own experience in getting through tough times has taught me that challenges present a profound opportunity to grow and adapt (even though they might not seem like “opportunities” when we are in them).

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

I feel deeply honoured to do the work that I do with clients. The courage clients display through showing up, being open and putting in the effort to work on themselves is incredible. Being a witness to the healing journey of clients is a gift because it constantly inspires me to do my own work.

What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?

Growing up in a multicultural household I faced the difficulty of navigating between two different cultural value systems. As a second generation immigrant I felt like I was living between two cultures and communities, feeling like I did not really belong to either. Through my own journey of struggling to find a sense of identity while straddling different worlds, I was faced with the task of finding ways to adapt. Doing my own inner work by going to therapy and developing spiritual practices has helped me appreciate the strength I found in facing adversity. Through my path of self-growth I have come to appreciate the uniqueness of my perspective and experiences.

What have you learned from your work?

Through my work as a counselor I have learned that each of us has unique strengths and perspectives through our individual life experiences. When we can meet the messiness of life with courage and embrace the hard moments, we have the ability to be transformed.