Kim Boivin

Kim Boivin, MEd, RCC
#2807 Vancouver, BC


About Kim Boivin


I offer a compassionate and grounded approach with real solutions to help promote the positive change I know you’re longing for in your life.



I work with a variety of people across many walks of life.
I practice in a way that is safe, knowledgeable, direct, and intuitive.
I welcome the ethnic, cultural, sexual, religious/spiritual diversity of the people I work with.

My work is informed not only through my extensive training and experience but also through the wisdom of my own life experience. I believe I’m able to offer better service to people I work with because I know what it feels like to be a client. In other words, I’m not just working from a textbook.

Before working as a Counsellor/Therapist in private practice, I worked for many years with people with developmental challenges, acquired brain injuries, and youth at risk. I also worked on child protection cases, often times supporting parents to make their lives safe and stable to be able to keep their family together.

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified EMDR therapist. I completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at UVic and my Undergraduate degree is in Cultural Anthropology.  I have also been trained as a Safe Teen Assertiveness Facilitator.

I also apply my training in these amazing research-based approaches to working with couples:  Gottman Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

I launched Positive Change Counselling in Vancouver in 2006 and it’s been growing ever since!


Check out my less than 1 minute video introduction . . .


HowieMy Therapy Dog, Howie

My dog, Howie, joins me at work on some days. He’s been evaluated by expert trainer, Sarah Dykes, as an excellent Therapy Assistant Dog. If you book an appointment with me, Howie may be at work too. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about Howie being there, please let me know via phone call or email before your appointment. Thank you. People describe Howie as gentle, calm, sweet, patient, and sincere. Just being close to him can provide a calming, heartwarming effect. For me, he’s also an instant mood enhancer.