Deshpal has provided employment and vocational rehabilitation services to clients with multiple barriers since 2009. As a vocational rehabilitation counsellor, Deshpal collaborates with Vocational Solutions’ clients to help them achieve rehabilitation goals developed from their personal strengths and individual fields of interest.
Deshpal holds a Master of Counselling degree and can support his clients in multiple languages including English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali. He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP) with the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA) of Canada.
In addition to working as a clinical counsellor and a vocational rehabilitation professional, he is a Research Intervention Associate at Simon Fraser University and involved in the Strength in Unity Research Project aiming to reduce the stigma of mental illness amongst Asian youth and men.