Vancouver Counselling Services can help you heal your relationship
with yourself

Life doesn’t have to be a struggle. Our trauma-informed counsellors are here to remind you that safety is your right and that a meaningful and connected life awaits.

A Mission To Restore Vitality

Are you feeling burned out or struggling with isolation? Are the life-strategies you learned during childhood no longer serving you?

Have you lost your motivation or feel ashamed that you are not doing enough?

The parts of us that hurt also reveal opportunities for growth and healing. Find support with one of our counsellors and learn to explore these opportunities.

Our mission is to remind you that you make sense, you are not broken, and that connection heals

Welcome To Thrive Downtown Counselling Centre

Proudly serving the Vancouver community with professional mental health counselling services.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thrive Counselling Centre is a sanctuary for mental health healing and growth, established in 2014 by Dace Mars and Carson Kivari. The centre, staffed by compassionate counsellors and therapists, promotes authentic self-expression and provides help for those dealing with mental health concerns seeking more than just relief from symptoms.

Using an integration of practical neuroscience, contemporary trauma theory, and traditional and shamanic medicine approaches, Thrive offers clarity and relief for those experiencing pain and the unhappiness of feeling lost in life.

Clinical Director Carson specialises in complex trauma therapy, while Spiritual Director Dace explores the broader process of human well-being beyond surface symptoms. Reinvented in 2019, Thrive has trained multiple practitioners who embody kindness, care, and connection.

The centre offers a unique integration of modern trauma recovery methods and timeless spiritual paths, providing a sincere and hopeful environment for those struggling with mental health concerns.

It is a space for those who wish to go beyond ‘fixing what hurts’ and evolving towards a higher path of self-discovery. Consultation at Thrive can be a transformative experience, offering relief from struggle and a compassionate approach to personal concerns.

Choose to Thrive

Work with us and learn to:
  • Know yourself better
  • Pursue work and relationships that bring you joy
  • Stop living in reaction to your childhood pain
  • Take better care of yourself
  • Spend more time doing things you enjoy
  • Set healthier boundaries with others
  • Ask for what you need
  • Rediscover joy in your career and personal life

What Makes Us Unique

Our therapy models are rooted in the holistic integration of body, mind, and emotions, instead of focusing on just one. We believe that mental health is a crucial part of overall well-being, and we are committed to shedding light on its importance in a positive and empowering way.

We strive to normalize understanding and acceptance of mental health challenges—our goal is to empower you with the knowledge that you are whole and that your experiences are a valid part of your journey.

We go the extra mile to honour the individual journey of each client in a way that feels safe, non-transactional, and free from jargon.

Check Out Our Counselling Services

If you’re looking for any Counselling Services for anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues in Vancouver, British Columbia, our skilled therapists are here to help you.



Get to know our counselors and find one that resonates with you
Free Consult

Individual Counselling

Take charge of your emotional well-being by seeking out individual counselling today!

Couples Counselling

Couples Counselling

Deepen the safety and connection of your relationship with couples-focused therapy:
low cost counselling

Low-Cost Counselling

Take the first step towards emotional well-being by exploring low-cost counselling options with us today!


EMDR Counselling

The goal of the therapy is to change the way that memory is stored in the brain, ultimately reducing problematic symptoms.

Psychedelic Integration

Psychedelic Integration

Learn more about psychedelics and how to integrate your trips:

Meet the Thrive’s Counsellors & Therapists

We are a diverse team with a mission: to make you feel seen, heard, and understood.

Our counsellors, dedicated to the mental health services, are consistently engaged in their own personal growth—ensuring that you’re always guided by someone who is passionate and fulfilled in their work.

In-person sessions are available in our spacious, one of a kind therapy rooms.

Thrive - a place to feel alive again

Thrive - a place to feel understood

Thrive - a place to remember joy

Thrive - a place to restore your spark

Thrive - a place to discover home


A. G.
A. G.
Carson and Matthew are great counsellors and they both demonstrate genuine care for clients. Men looking for the conventional individual counselling they offer would do well to seek their help, and they would be in good hands.
Seungwon Lim
Seungwon Lim
I have had 3 sessions with Colter regarding my future plan after my graduation as an international student. I was in panic after my military service as I knew nothing about what's coming. Colter not only encouraged me but also taught me incredible tools that I could use to gain control over my situation. Colter understood my problems, despite difference in culture, race and background. I was fortunate to talk to him and made huge impact in my perspective.
Elliott Vion
Elliott Vion
I have been with Thrive Downtown Counselling going on 5 years now. I was new to Vancouver and was recommended to Thrive by my MD. Since then I have grown in so many ways and am still on that trajectory as we are never fully healed and are always in the action of healing. What I can say, is this clinic embodies safety and trust for your growth at your pace. I am who I am today for the hard work I’ve put in but by the guidance of the counselling at Thrive.
Jamie Sheets
Jamie Sheets
The counsellors at Thrive Downtown Counselling are professional, dependable and empathetic with an exceptional skill set to help you feel empowered to work through the situations you’ve been struggling with. If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, transitions, stress, relational issues, or trauma, I highly recommend booking an appointment with one of the counsellors at Thrive. The online booking system is so easy to use and you can book an appointment within seconds!
Eric L.
Eric L.
Thank you Carson and the Thrive team. I am leaving a review based on my experience working with Thrive for over 5 years. The team at Thrive is well equipped, compassionate, respectfully sensitive, patient, and extremely skilled at unravelling my "big ball of yarn" chaos so that each thread could be treated finding valued-added experiences of my past for me to rebuild my new life. I only have positive regards and hold Carson and his team in the highest esteem. I am able to live an improved life and managing my wellness through the tools given to me from Thrive. Carson has been, and is, an anchor for me when storms rage and $h!+ hits the fan. I am forever grateful.
Fantastic group of counsellors. Extremely warm feeling walking in the doors. So glad I reached out!
Evan Bilkoski
Evan Bilkoski
The amount of care and dedication Thrive gave me was excellent - along with follow up along the way. I honestly believe Thrive along with Dr. Kivari helped me turn a corner in my life.
Morgan Mckusick
Morgan Mckusick
As a fellow clinician, I hold a deep reverence for the team of counsellors at Thrive. Each of Thrive's counsellors bring their own unique skillset, personality and background to their work, yet are united in the level of dedication and care they bring forward in supporting their clients. I trust fully that anyone who seeks counselling here will be met with compassion and steadfast guidance in their journey towards understanding and healing their internal world.