About

 

Alex Sangha

Photo courtesy of Sandra Minarik Photography

Amar Sangha 

Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) and Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

 

Private Practice

I’ve had a successful established private practice in North Delta since 2011 helping people find balance in their lives and move forward in a more healthy and supportive direction.

Counselling can help with:

  • Expressing your feelings
  • Improving life satisfaction
  • Developing a more positive outlook
  • Reducing stress
  • Living a healthier lifestyle
  • Growing personally and professionally

The values I believe in as a clinical social work and counselling professional are

  • Respecting diversity
  • Embracing empathy
  • Respecting self-determination and client’s choices
  • Being non-judgmental

I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) in B.C. which provides me with advanced training to enhance people’s social, emotional, behavioural, and mental health functioning.

I am also a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in B.C.

Education 

  • Master of Social Work, Dalhousie University
  • Master of Science in Public Administration and Public Policy, London School of Economics
  • Bachelor of Social Work with First Class Standing, University of British Columbia
  • Associate in Arts, Douglas College

 

Employment 

  • Clinical Coordinator and/or Team Leader, Langley Older Adult Mental Health Team, Fraser Health Authority
  • Clinician, Surrey Older Adult Mental Health Team, Fraser Health Authority
  • Social Worker, Peace Arch Hospital, Fraser Health Authority
  • Group Facilitator teaching the Relationship Violence Program, Stroh Health Care.  This course is for adult men on probation who have been charged with domestic violence
  • Youth Counsellor, Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC
  • Social Worker in Special Needs, Foster Care, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Children and Family Development

 

Professional Affiliations 

  • BC College of Social Workers
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

 

Professional Development 

  • EMDR Basic Training, BC School of Professional Psychology
  • Online Addiction Medicine Diploma Program, BC Centre on Substance Use
  • Addiction Basic Competencies (ABC’s of Addiction), Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Coaching Out of the Box, Fraser Health Authority
  • Understanding Mental Health and Substance Use, Fraser Health Authority
  • Death and Dying from a Social Work Perspective, Fraser Health Authority
  • Everything you want to know about the DSM-IV-TR Level 1, Justice Institute of BC
  • Psych 228 – Introduction to Human Development – Athabasca University
  • Core Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Mental Health Training through the Provincial Health Services Authority

 

Awards 

  • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) from the Governor General of Canada
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • BC Community Achievement Award
  • Royal Bank Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award
  • The Roopchand Seebaran Legacy Social Work Award for Advocacy from the BC Association of  Social Workers
  • Profiled on the Fraser Health Authority website to celebrate Social Work Week
  • Profiled in the Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver issue as a “bright light”