About Me

Hi, I’m Kari Gundersen.

I help people of all genders heal from upsetting or stressful life events and to improve their emotional and relational intelligence. I’m a heart-centered psychotherapist, contemporary dancer, recreational jogger, and a rescue cat mom.

I grew up in East Vancouver in the 70’s & 80’s. Born to a teenage mother, I was given up for adoption and raised by an established family with three brothers who are 10, 15, and 18 years older than me. I left home at age 15 and was reunited with my birth-mother at age 25 when I also met my half-brother and half-sister.

I am of mixed Western European ancestry, my name is Norwegian. I’m learning to speak French and Spanish, which are also part of my heritage. I’m inspired by nature based spiritual practices like Hygge, Wicca, and Buddhism.

I’m a creative, visual thinker and sometimes I communicate in pictures. A few of my favourite authors are Ivan Coyote, Amber Dawn, Toko-pa Turner, Charles Eisenstein, David Richo, and Alain de Botton.