Counselling in Punjabi, Hindi and English Available!

Devinder Dhaliwal, BSW MSW RSW

(604) 615-7805

Nex Step Therapy

Affordable Counselling in the Fraser Valley and Completely Confidential!


“Providing guidance through a therapeutic conversation to a better, healthier and safe next step”

About Me



 My name is Devinder (Dev) Dhaliwal, a Registered Social Worker, in good standing, with the British Columbia College of Social Workers and British Columbia Association of Social Workers. I completed my studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford where I am born and raised. I am married to my high school sweetheart Sukhi and we both have three beautiful children named Devyn, Damyn and Darsyn. Being a social worker, community citizen and a family person, I understand the struggles and hardships that come in life. I believe that, through a therapeutic conversation, people can feel relief and build on a solid foundation to move forward and towards their next steps in life. 

I believe...


 Life is beautiful and to share your story with just anyone can be overwhelming. My practice is Trauma informed with an Anti-Oppressive lens. This means, I foster a safe and confidential environment to allow people to engage with their feelings and bring their story out, while providing an anti-oppressive lens. My aim is to provide a comfortable, trusting and a healthy therapeutic alliance with the individual so that the conversation is meaningful, positive and productive. Life can be overwhelming, but therapy does not have to be. If the services do not fit or feel right, I will personally get you connected with someone to better suit your needs. Someone told me once that counselling is like trying on a shoe, you have to find the right fit. 



  • British Columbia College of Social Workers Reg# 13248
  • British Columbia Association of Social Workers Reg# 1007066
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Masters of Social Work, University of the Fraser Valley 

My Experience and Promise

“Person is not the problem, the problem is the problem” -Micheal White, Founder of Narrative Therapy

Throughout my career, I have gained years of experience in counselling, in which I have worked with families and individuals one on one and in group settings to help achieve their goals. I have exceptional practice in the Mental Health field, Addictions, Youth and Gangs, Community Development, Family therapy and Employment to name a few.

 Through empowerment, advocacy and innovation, I will combat for social justice. I am an excellent communicator, who will work effectively by actively listening and provide a non-judgmental, private, professional and confidential session. Eager to learn, I will be self-motivated, punctual, professional and passionate about empowering people.

My Practice




-Anti-Oppressive Practice

-Narrative therapy

-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

-Solution Focused Therapy

-Motivational Interviewing

-Ecological Theory

-Systems Theory

-Person in the Environment


-Trauma Informed

Areas of Practice



-Family Therapy

-Youth Counselling

-Trauma Therapy
-Individual Counselling

-Relationship Counselling
-Addiction Counselling
-Anger Management 

-Mental Health
-Eating Disorders
-Grief and Loss Therapy

-Life Coach
-Life Transitions

-Relationships Counselling
-Separation & Divorce Counselling

-Outgoing Referrals, applications and advocacy 



Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     


Now accepting referrals from agencies. Please make sure your benefits cover as we do not direct bill. Our rates are based on a sliding scale so it can be affordable to get the help you need. We do not want to add financial barriers. We accept credit, cash, e-transfer or PayPal. Call now for your specialized rates!

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Nex Step Therapy

212-34334 Forrest Terrace, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 7L2, Canada

(604) 615-7805


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