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Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor

Karolien Vandersmissen

Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
627 Brookside Road, Victoria, BC V9C
Let's Connect (548) 490-2198
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I provide therapy for individuals and couples who are navigating life’s challenges and want to create meaningful change. Issues rarely stand alone, but are connected to other aspects of daily life, such as our physical wellbeing, relationships, work, environmental and societal factors. I offer a judgment-free environment in which clients feel welcome, safe and heard. My approach is collaborative and holistic. Together, we explore the challenges you are facing while incorporating and developing your inner strengths and resources and finding ways to increase your control.
I am down-to-earth and cultivate emotional safety through authenticity, humour and directness. My name – which is pronounced ‘Caroleen’ – refers to my Belgian heritage. Feel free to call me Karo. I offer in-person and online sessions, as well as walk-and-talk therapy in the Royal Bay and Latoria area.
Reaching out for help can be difficult, but it is the first step towards feeling better. If you would like to get to know me a little before booking an appointment, I offer free 20 minute video or phone consultations, which give you the opportunity to see if I would be a good fit for you.
Call or Karolien Vandersmissen now for a free 15 minute consultation - (548) 490-2198

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Vitality Clinic

627 Brookside Road

Victoria, BC V9C

(548) 490-2198
I offer sessions in-person and online, and also do walk-and-talk sessions in the Latoria area and Royal Bay area.
$135 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

The Vitality Clinic

627 Brookside Road

Victoria, BC V9C

(548) 490-2198
I offer sessions in-person and online, and also do walk-and-talk sessions in the Latoria area and Royal Bay area.
$135 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $135
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Pay by Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Insurance

  • CVAP | Crime Victim
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
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I am registered as a counsellor with ICBC and Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (548) 490-2198
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Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
"
I am registered as a counsellor with ICBC and Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by Province of British Columbia / 21378 Karolien Vandersmissen
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Degree/Diploma from KU Leuven Master in Communication Sciences / 2004
  • Attended Yorkville University, Master of Arts in Counselling PSychology, Graduated 2023
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (548) 490-2198
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Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Client Focus

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

I also speak

Dutch

Age

Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

I also speak

Dutch

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC

Location

Primary Location

The Vitality Clinic

627 Brookside Road

Victoria, BC V9C

(548) 490-2198

Nearby Areas

Towns/Cities

Postal Codes

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I offer sessions in-person and online, and also do walk-and-talk sessions in the Latoria area and Royal Bay area.
Call for a free consultation now - (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
"
I offer sessions in-person and online, and also do walk-and-talk sessions in the Latoria area and Royal Bay area.
Call for a free consultation now - (548) 490-2198
Photo of Karolien Vandersmissen, MACP, RCC, Counsellor
Karolien Vandersmissen
Counsellor, MACP, RCC