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Dr Karen Kranz

Dr. Karen Kranz is a Registered Psychologist who has been working in private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia since 2000. She has a wealth of experience working with individuals, couples (heterosexual, lesbian, and gay), and adult families. Karen’s approach is collaborative with the goal of increasing self-awareness and understanding.

Her practice includes a focus on infertility and reproductive health including working with heterosexual and lesbian couples and single women undergoing IVF/infertility treatments and/or using third-party reproduction to conceive their children. She helps clients navigate these difficult life experiences including assisting with decision-making (e.g., donor choice), considering the long-term consequences (e.g., disclosing donor origins to children) and working through the emotional impacts of fertility challenges in order to make meaning and integrate these experiences into their lives. She has researched and published on lesbian couples with children conceived through the use of anonymous donor insemination. Karen has received training and supervision for her work in infertility and third party counselling by some of the leading clinicians in the field and has worked with a number of fertility clinics in both Canada and the United States.

Karen received a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology in 1999 followed by a Doctorate Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2005, both at the University of British Columbia. She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of BC, is a member of the BC Psychological Association, Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) and the Counselling Special Interest Group (CSIG) of the CFAS.

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Psychologists of BC – Registered Psychologist #01742
  • BC Psychological Association
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
  • Counselling Special Interest Group (CSIG) of the CFAS