Kimberly L. Kreklewetz, Ph.D, R. Psych. #1941
Dr. Kreklewetz is a registered psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. Her therapy areas of interest include: stress, anxiety, depression, social/relationship issues, anger, and addictions. She also has clinical interests in the area of women’s mental health, particularly during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Finally, Dr. Kreklewetz enjoys working with the university student population, as well as veterans, RCMP members, and first responders.
Dr. Kreklewetz grew up in Kelowna and completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia- Okanagan (UBCO). She then relocated to the Lower Mainland to pursue graduate training opportunities at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in forensic psychology. Dr. Kreklewetz took her year-long pre-doctoral internship with Alberta Health Services in Calgary, during which time she worked in the areas of adolescent addictions, rehabilitation / neuropsychology, and in both adolescent and adult forensic settings. She went on to accept a position on Vancouver Island with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (FPSC). In this capacity, she worked as the staff psychologist for the Nanaimo Regional Clinic from 2009 to 2014, providing assessment and treatment services to adult offenders referred by the courts and probation.
In May 2014, Dr. Kreklewetz returned to the beautiful Okanagan to establish a full-time private practice and be closer to family. She continues to complete forensic risk assessments for the courts on a contract basis through FPSC. Dr. Kreklewetz also holds a lecturer appointment with the UBC-Okanagan Psychology Department. In this capacity, she provides practicum supervision to graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program. She is the lead psychologist and supervisor of the university’s free Walk-in Well-Being Psychology Clinic.
Jasper is one of Dr. Kreklewetz’s three dogs. He is a 9-pound cairn terrier ⨯ chihuahua mix. He was rescued from a high-kill animal shelter in California, and was adopted by Dr. Kreklewetz and her family through Ginger’s Dog Rescue in Washington State. Jasper enjoys attending therapy sessions and is available upon request. Clients have found his calm and affectionate nature to be a soothing presence during their sessions.