Dr. Lisa Krekler, LCSW, DSW

(She / Her)
Preferred Name: Lisa

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs. By approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering. While on your journey, I will help you develop increased awareness and acceptance while developing a plan to allow you to live life in alignment with what is most important to you.

Education & Experience

DSW: University Southern California, Doctor of Social Work, May 2019 MSW: San Diego State University, Master of Social Work, May 2006 BA San Diego State University, Psychology, May 2003

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of California, LCSW 25734, July 8, 2009 (expires February 28, 2025) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Oregon, L12733, September 5, 2021 (expires March 30, 2024) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Hawaii, LCSW 5060, July 28, 2023 (expires June 30, 2025) Cognitive Processing Therapy Provider, National Provider

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth

Lyra, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net / MHN