Harsimranjeet Minhas

(LPC, CDCI, BHCI)

About Me

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alaska. I have been working in the field of behavioral health since 2009, with clients ranging from pre-teens with behavioral problems, to adults with chronic mental illness. My specialties are working with adolescents, and the fields of anxiety and trauma and substance abuse.

I offer a client centered counseling approach. I believe that ultimately you are the person who is the expert on you and your struggles, and that you know what help you need. My style can be described as Motivational Interviewing, with a lot of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques connected with it. I try and pepper my counseling with humor and validation with where you are and what you have gone to.

Your decision to reach out for counseling is incredibly brave. It takes a lot of courage to make this choice. I want to help make this process as helpful and as least invasive as possible.

I am very excited to work together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #123538 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Harsimranjeet is great at what he does. He has helped me deal with my issues and is always available by text

Written by A.S. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Going through a very difficult time in regards to family issues, he has been very honest and very precise in helping me pin point how I’ve been feeling and how best to navigate my way through how I’ve been feeling. Dealing with a lot of negativity personally as well, he’s been a great person to work with on my self esteem and how I view myself.

Written by C.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I so appreciate Sonny's intentional insite, perspective and recommendations. I am able to be entirely honest and open without being concerned about being misheard or judged.

Written by C.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sonny does a wonderful job at providing me with comfort and gently reminding me that I already know what I need to do. He’s also not afraid to ground me when I start to lose control or start to hyperventilate. I would (and have) recommend him to all my friends.

Written by A.N. on Aug 22, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

He’s a very kind man who listens intently and places the focus where it needs to be

Written by A.N. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

A great counselor who takes the time to check in regularly and make sure you're doing okay. Seems he genuinely cares about you and your wellbeing. Is able to offer insight into why you perceive a situation in a specific manner. Makes you feel heard. Would recommend.

Written by E.V. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 6 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s great and always checks in on me.

Written by L.I. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Seems really nice and attentive. Checked in often.

Written by S.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is very real with the advice that he gives and is also sensitive to what is going on.

Written by B.I. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and grief

He has been helpful since day one of being on this app. I've never once felt like a decision was made that wouldnt benefit myself or the people around me. Also am comfortable talking to him about what I am going through if I have an issue or something has comes up. I am glad he has been with me during this time I've been using this program.

Written by M.E. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I appreciate that he provides a safe place for me to share feelings that I can’t with other people in my life. He’s real and honest which I appreciate as well. Sometimes even when I’m not participating maybe as much as I should, the check ins are nice.

Written by H.O. on Apr 24, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Harsimranjeet is great! He more so acts as a friend rather a counselor. I feel as though he genuinely cares about me and takes the time to make sure that I am doing alright.

Written by R.H. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate his consistency in being available.

Written by M.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Talking with Harsimranjeet has been such a lifesaver especially in such a hard time (coronavirus). Talking with him doesn’t feel like talking to a therapist, it feels like talking to a friend.

Written by M.A. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 2 weeks

At first I was hesitant to the idea of online therapy, but the small town I live in is fully booked for in-person therapist, so I wasn't left many options. Online (or over the phone) has been a great introduction for me and Sonny is very understanding and uses humor and whatever you're comfortable with to ease you into it. He has recommended breathing exercises and a book that have been helping immensely. For me personally I've been struggling with poor decision making since I gave birth to my son, and it was very reassuring to know that this is normal and I'm not a terrible human being. I've only had 2 sessions so far, but over already noticed a change in my perception.

Written by A.L. on Feb 24, 2020 after counseling with Harsimranjeet for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Harsimranjeet Minhas (aka Sonny) honestly helped me through my break up that happened January 11th. He listened and it felt like I was just texting a friend. That’s.. super articulate and provides you insight on things. Sonny provided me with terms associated with what I’m feeling. One of those terms being “extinction theory” where when the feelings are dying you feel them more intensely before it fully withers out( just knowing there as a term associated to what was feeling made me feel grounded. That I wasn’t the only one going through with it since there’s a term/theory based on it). Worked out my feelings with me. Even if it’s right or wrong. Provided me with an unbiased perspective. Which is hard to get with your friends since they’d just be on your side. Sony keeps telling me that, “my mindset and strive for getting over my 2 and half year relationship was most of the reason why I got over it so fast, but if it wasn’t for Sonny I really don’t think it wouldn’t have worked out so fast for me. Even though we were talking for a month, you’ve really helped me through a lot and I thank you for that. If problems arise that are just as bad I’ll probably come back here.