Colleen Vantol

Clinical Counsellor

About Colleen

I endeavor to support people to grow through their pain, embrace their realities and move with purpose through life’s many chapters.

My goal is to meet you where you are at and foster building resiliency that will guide you forward with each new challenge life presents. Working together we will build self-confidence, compassion and deepen understanding.

Remember changing your life takes courage, I am here for you and provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere to support your growth. Reach out if you are:

    • A new parent or having parenting challenges.
    • Struggling with your mental health or addiction.
    • Facing a career change or feeling unsatisfied with your current career.
    • Feeling stuck.
    • Unsatisfied in your relationship.
    • Scared you are not reaching your full potential.

Since completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University, the collective at Crossroads has supported me to strengthen my clinical skills through creating opportunities for personal growth and reflection.

I completed my Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology Major from Simon Fraser University in 2001 and between then and now I have acted as a personal counsellor, a group facilitator, a visitation & access supervisor, a family worker and a parent educator which entailed completing parenting assessments.  Further to this I foster parented a youngster who had fetal alcohol syndrome and have worked with neurodiverse populations across all faucets of my professional career.

I believe that we all have the capacity for personal excellence and it is my contagious enthusiasm for life that I hope to pass along to you during our session time together. I am empathic, genuine in my interventions and compassionate to all cultural, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. I will meet you with warmth, trust and respect.

You are not alone, every journey starts with a single step.

At times, we all wonder if our present-day realities are aligned with our intended paths. Was it the right time? The right job? The right relationship? Is this as good as it gets? Am I happy? Am I fulfilled? If you experience anxiety, depression, confusion or simply feel alone, counselling can offer opportunities for a deeper sense of connection to yourself, your relationships, and your life. I am here to walk alongside of you, to listen to your goals, desires and needs. Whether it is sharing long kept secrets, traumas, or personal revelations I am here to connect with you.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

    • Supporting change/transitions.
    • Overcoming barriers.
    • Building confidence, self-esteem and sense of self.
    • Depression & anxiety.
    • Managing intense feelings, emotional regulation and anger management.
    • Past or recent trauma or abuse.
    • Parenting challenges.
    • Relationship and couples counselling.
    • Infidelity.
    • Addictions.
    • Divorce, separation and blended families.
    • Navigating strained relationships.
    • Life transitions.
    • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues.
    • Communication building.
    • Grief counselling.
    • Career planning.
    • Family planning at transitional ages: birth, school age and adult.
    • Personal goal attainment.
    • Issues with body image, health & ablism.

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