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 our intense emotions, it can feel like they take over our bodies completely. We might spiral into unexpectedly dark places or suddenly lash out when triggered.

But it doesn't have to be that way! Here's how life could feel instead: like you have easy access to your kind, calm and rational thoughts; you have stable close relationships, and all the motivation you need to create the life you want.

I help people 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 compassion, with a spoonful of 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. It's normal to talk about socially taboo subjects in therapy, like sex or drugs or anything else. No judgement. My practice is progressive, intersectionally feminist, Pro-Choice, Anti-Racist, Queer, Trans, Poly, and Sex Worker friendly.

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

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
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Pay Parking
    • Rapid Transit
    • Secured/Monitored Bicycle Parking

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Monday12:00pm - 7:30pm
    Tuesday12:00pm - 7:30pm
    Wednesday12:00pm - 7:30pm
    Thursday12:00pm - 7:30pm
    Friday12:00pm - 7:30pm
    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