Vincent is part of our affiliate sister group, Kelowna Professional Group

Appointments: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 5pm

Vincent Matlo brings over 20 years of experience supporting individual adults, children and families.  He has two Masters degrees, in education and counselling.  He builds a strong relationship with his client, in a collaborative and transparent role to achieve their goals.  He has an interest in the role of attachment as a means to foster deeper and more empathic relationships with his child clients, which speaks to the intuition of parents.  Vincent’s “smarter, not harder” approach is delivered with refreshing clarity, when adults are faced with life decisions, career choices, or when families are looking for strategies to improve relationships, foster self-fulfillment, and achieve peace of mind.  Vince brings a wealth of knowledge in his practical and transparent delivery to the client, their insurer, or, in the case of children,  the student's educators.  

Regarding adult services, Vincent is appreciated for his respectful delivery of practical advice and education.  He also works with couples, in a positive build of best relationship practices.  He supports people with work stress, personal mental health, and problem solving of all types.

Regarding his children's services, Vincent has supported children in residential treatment and school-based settings, and has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and other complex developmental and behavioural presentations.  This includes anger management, reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression, and parent coaching with understanding.  Vincent has provided guidance specifically in the challenges of school life and how this can impact family and other relationships. 

He welcomes interdisciplinary planning and reaches out in the community to implement “smarter” strategies for success. Smarter means appropriate to the individual, in essence a short cut designed for you to be successful. When needed, Vincent can further provide mediation in adult and child venues, for couples, workplaces, and  in a school or higher education setting.   He also provides treatment to couples struggling with parenting issues.

As with most of the trained clinicians in this group, Vincent is well versed in treating depression and anxiety, sleep issues, lifestyle management and problem solving approaches.   While comfortable in many treatment modalities too numerous to mention, much of his approach is anchored to traditional, main stream Cognitive Behavioral approaches for adults and children.  It is a unique offering that Vincent can see children and adults of all ages.  He enjoys the variety and he finds each group informs the other, in that we were all children once and we are all aging! 

Video Therapy via SKYPE:
Who is Skype/phone counselling suitable for?

  • People who have a hard time leaving their home due to mobility issues or concerns with anxiety.
  • Anyone living in a remote area who cannot make it to an in-person counselling session in Kelowna, BC.
  • Those who want to gain more insight into their problem, build skills to work through their issues, and gain emotional resilience towards future life problems.

Vincent's areas of expertise and interest include:

  • Child stress/behaviour
  • Couples/Family therapy
  • Men's Health
  • Attachment-based parenting approaches
  • Autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • School-based anxiety
  • School-based problems and bullying
  • Child and teacher relationships
  • Concerns about parenting
  • Mindfulness and meditation practice for parents
  • Relationship breakdown and how to support children
  • Family conflict/Stepfamily adjustment
  • Adoption issues

Vincent holds a Masters of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Counselling.  People choosing to work with Vincent will enjoy the additional benefit of a supervisory relationship of a colleague of his who is a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. and experienced in the provision of service Vincent is rendering, until he is registered with his own governing body.
Read more at www.kelownaprofessionalgroup.com or http://www.vincentmatlocounselling.ca/