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 completed my Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at UVic. Before that, I did my Undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology at SFU.

I became a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC in 2006.

Over the years, I’ve also completed and practiced the following trainings: Safe Teen Assertiveness Facilitator; EMDR Therapy; Gottman Couples Method; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT); and Ego State Therapy.

Most recently, I’m training and practicing the evidence-based approach of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).

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

Check out my 1 minute video introduction . . .

video by Cordell Briggs



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.

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