Dr. Lisa Gunderson

Dr. Lisa Gunderson is an award-winning educator, community speaker, organizer, leader, and equity consultant and trainer for various institutions in Canada and the U.S., focusing on issues that impact IBPoC populations, especially on racial identity and mental wellness. She provides anti-Black and anti-racism/equity services to organizations, government, and businesses, including professional development training, consultation, and motivational speaking. She also provides limited clinical supervision for current counsellors who service IBPoC clients and services to those who have experienced and perpetuated racialized violence.

Dr. Gunderson was a professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles for four years and a tenured professor of psychology at Sacramento City College for nine years. In Canada, she has taught at Camosun College, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Vancouver Island University. The former associate program director/internship coordinator at CityU Canada Counselling program, she is a registered clinical counsellor in Canada and is an inactive licensed psychologist in the state of California.

Dr. Gunderson is a co-founder of Girls and Femmes with Afro-textured Hair and an active member of the African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island (AHAVI) and the BC Black History Awareness Society. She was the AHAVI representative to the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee for many years and a former board member for the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society.

Dr. Gunderson holds a B.A. in Psychology and Social Sciences and Communication and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (emphasis in child) from the University of Southern California.

Email: drg@oneloveconsulting.com