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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience 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
LCPC #123538 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
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.
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.