Lisa Kratz, MA, RCC, CCC
Lisa Kratz is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor located in Victoria, BC. She provides counselling in-person, or online via phone or video. Warmly dynamic, personable, and engaging. Lisa Kratz’s counselling style is thoughtful, practical, and helpful. Lisa has a master’s degree in counselling, a bachelor’s degree in communication, and has completed extensive additional training in; EMDR, Response-Based Practice, The Gottman Institute Couples Therapy based on over forty years of scientific research, and PREP which is the only proven-effective skills-based relationship therapy. Lisa is also available for group training on communication and how to improve intimate relationships.
Lisa has had a lot of experience working with teenagers, student-athletes, and young adults. Her knowledge as a parent and a spouse adds to her understanding of relationship dynamics. She uses a solution-focused approach and uses a variety of therapies to assist her clients with loss, trauma, grief and loss, communication, relationships, depression, unhappiness, symptoms of anxiety, and career/life issues. She is a counsellor, coach, trainer, and educator. Through resourcing, and building connections and community, Lisa aims to have each client leave their sessions with a sense of hope and optimism about their relationship with themselves and with others.
Lisa is service orientated and enjoys volunteering at Citizens’ Counselling Centre in Victoria. At Citizens’ Lisa regularly co-facilitates self-esteem groups and this fall, she is co-facilitating a shame and resiliency group, created by Dr Brene Brown. She also meets with individuals and couples at the centre.
Lisa meets with clients in a private garden-level office centrally and conveniently located in Victoria. There is ample parking, and it is a safe and comfortable environment. She is grateful to be a counsellor and to be able to walk alongside her clients and support them on their journey.
Lisa and her husband are celebrating their twenty-seventh anniversary this year, and they have two children aged twenty and eighteen years old. They also have a seven-year-old Goldendoodle dog.