Ms Kari Gundersen

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2701

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About Kari

Trauma. Anxiety. Depression. Emotional dysregulation. They make life feel chaotic, frightening, and lonely. We can spiral into dark places or suddenly act out. Patterns may form. But it doesn't have to be that way! While these may sound like experiences most adults face eventually, if we don't have enough support to process our difficult emotions, they can almost seem to take over our bodies and minds completely.

So here's how life could feel instead: like you have easy access to your calm and rational thoughts; you have stable, close, authentic relationships, and all the motivation you need to create the life you really want.

I help people of all genders recover from stress or trauma, improve their emotional intelligence, and live smoother, deeper, more meaningful lives. A typical session with me is like a long, friendly conversation with a cup of critical thinking, a dash of philosophical theory and a meditation garnish. I'm a creative, visual thinker and sometimes I communicate in pictures.

You can talk to me about your real life, I don't want you to ever feel like you need to edit your words. It's ok to talk openly about sex or drugs or anything else. My practice is progressive, intersectionally feminist, Pro-Choice, Anti-Racist, Queer, Trans, Poly, and Sex Worker positive. 

YES, I am fully vaccinated, I am currently accepting new clients and I would love to hear from you. Please feel welcome to get in touch.

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • Life Balance
    • Life Transitions
    • Personal Growth
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Sex And Intimacy Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
    • Body Centred Psychotherapy
    • Communication Training
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness
    • Positive Psychology
    • Self Regulation Therapy
    • Sex Therapy
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients
  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Creative Spirit Therapy
    Therapy Platforms
    • Other online platform
    • Zoom
    Practice Locations
    Creative Spirit Therapy
    3rd Floor - 22420 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3J5
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking
    2nd Floor - 2946 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R4
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Client Rates
    Individual Therapy$140 / 60min
    Couples Therapy$180 / 60min
    Online Therapy$140 / 60min
    Telephone Therapy$70 / 30min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes
    Free Initial ConsultationYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Amex
    • Cash
    • e-Transfer
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • Visa