About Me

Hi, I’m Kari Gundersen.

I help people improve their emotional & relational intelligence, heal from stress or trauma, and live smoother, deeper, more meaningful lives.

I grew up in East Vancouver in the 70’s & 80’s. Born to a teenage mother, I was adopted by another family with three brothers who are 10, 15, and 18 years older than me. I left home to live with friends at age 15. I met my birth-mother, half-brother and half-sister for the first time when I was 25.

I am of mixed Western European ancestry, my name is Norwegian. I’m learning to speak French and Spanish, which are also parts 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, David Richo, and Alain de Botton.

I am a fully vaccinated therapist, and you can trust that I will honor public health mandates.