Kirsten Buch (she/her)



Kirsten (she/her) received her master’s degree in counselling psychology from Adler University, where she spent her studies working with marginalized women through ATIRA Women’s Resource Society and various clinical populations through Ciel Community Counselling. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia whose training includes a variety of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The scope of her practice incorporates older youth and adult clients who are struggling with clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain and ADHD, as well as existential concerns of identity, sexuality, shame, and burnout.


Kirsten uses evidence based therapeutic modalities in her work with her clients, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Kirsten's Profile

Location Vancouver, BC In Person/ Online
Ages 16+
  • Anxiety and GAD
  • Panic Attacks/PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Depression/Mood Issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suicidality/Self-harm
  • Sexual Abuse/Shame
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ+
Qualifications Master’s of Counselling Psychology (MA)
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)


Complimentary 15 minute consultation.


Kirsten is passionate about both personal and structural stories. She recognizes that our experience of the world isn’t limited to the individual who sits in the counselling office, but how the many intersections of our identities inform the way we are treated by society. Her goal is to help clients challenge the stigmatizing, restrictive, and painful stories they have accepted about themselves in order to survive. In therapy, she sees clients as the experts in their own experiences and seeks to meet them where they are with warmth and compassion, emphasizing their unique strengths to support them when facing both past and present challenges.

Kirsten is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and welcomes all clients under its umbrella. Her practice is trauma-informed and inclusive.


$155 per 50 minute session for individuals

Payment in the form of cash, checks, or email transfer is due at the end of each session unless other arrangements have been made. Please note that 2 business days notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment to avoid being charged the full session fee. Some third party payment plans such as Extended Health Care Insurance and Employee/Family Assistance Programs pay partial or total coverage for counselling services. Please follow up with your benefits plan/health care provider.