Kari Gundersen, BA

Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) #2701

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About Kari

Anxiety. Depression. Panic. Anger. Heartbreak. They make life feel chaotic, frightening, and lonely. And if we don't have enough support to process these intense emotions, it can feel like they take over our bodies and minds completely. We might spiral into unexpectedly dark places or suddenly lash out when triggered.

But it doesn't have to be that way! If you learn the art and science of emotional self-regulation, here's how life could feel instead: like you have easy access to your calm and rational thoughts; you have stable, close, honest relationships, and all the drive you need to create the life you want.

I help people of all genders improve their emotional intelligence and live smoother, deeper, more meaningful lives. A session with me is like a long friendly conversation over a warm cup of compassionate inquiry, with a spoonful of heart-centered philosophy 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 and whatever is coming up for you. It's normal to talk about taboo subjects like sex or drugs or anything else in therapy. My practice is progressive, intersectionally feminist, Pro-Choice, Anti-Racist, Queer, Trans, Poly, and Sex Worker friendly.

*NEW: 30-Minute Mini Sessions for $70 (online only).

YES, 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
    • Career and Job Issues
    • Depression
    • General Emotional Health
    • Grief and Loss
    • Highly Sensitive Persons
    • Life Transitions
    • Personal Growth
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Sexuality Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Career Counselling
    • Communication Training
    • Feminist Therapy
    • Meditation
    • Online Counselling
    • Positive Psychology
    • Psychoanalytic Therapy
    • Relational Psychotherapy
    • Transpersonal Psychology
    • Trauma Informed Counsellling
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Kari has been in practice for 3 years.

  • Location Information
    Online Counselling
    Creative Spirit Therapy
    Therapy Platforms
    • Other online platform
    • Zoom
    Practice Locations
    Creative Spirit Therapy
    2nd Floor - 2956 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R4
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking
    Satellite Location (until July 2024)
    Suite 339 - 22420 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3J5
    Accessibility
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    Languages

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Availability
    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
    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