Sarina Wiesinger (she/her/hers) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates. Sarina believes in helping clients move toward a more happy, healthy, peaceful and fulfilling life. She works with individuals with a range of presenting matters including anxiety, depression, life transitions, career, and family-related challenges.
Sarina holds a Masters of Counselling Degree from City University of Seattle (Vancouver). As part of her degree, she focused on trauma, domestic violence, and working with youth. She has extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also employs solution-focused, strength-based, and mindfulness-based approaches. Sarina is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and has pursued further educational training to ensure she can best support her clients.
Sarina has expertise in evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and also employs solution-focused, narrative, mindfulness, and strength-based techniques to help clients improve their well-being and reach their goals. She also has specialized knowledge and training focused on trauma and working with families dealing with separation and divorce.
Sarina has a particular interest in working with youth, adults, seniors, and executives. She has helped people struggling with issues such as: Anxiety; PTSD; Depression; Grief & Loss (including ambiguous loss); Life transitions including career; Parenting; Immigration to Canada; Relationships; Boundary setting; Intimate partner violence; Low self-esteem; and Supporting family members whose loved one has Autism.
Sarina sees the therapeutic relationship as a core importance for clients and strives to cultivate a safe and respectful environment for all clients where they feel heard, understood, and seen as a unique individual. From this place, discussion and goal setting is accomplished together and is tailored for each distinct person and their situation.
Sarina works closely with Dr. Samra in the development of treatment plans. She practices out of downtown Richmond and offers services both in-person and via online video counselling.
When not working as a counsellor, you can find Sarina attempting to walk 10,000 steps a day, participating in educational pursuits, and taking care of her three children. Sarina loves working in Richmond because it’s her community and close to home (got to love an easy commute). One of her favourite things to do is to walk on the dyke, because she loves being by the water and there’s a lot of water access points in Richmond!