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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”       -Helen Keller



My name is Lisa Rickli, and I am a professional counsellor working in Whistler, British Columbia.  During my 10-year career in human resources, I realized that I enjoy helping and supporting people.  I learned that I connect with people easily and create mutual trust quickly.  I often had staff—some who didn’t know me well—come to speak with me about issues or challenges they were having at work or in their personal lives.  This started me thinking about how I could provide more support to people.  That curiosity led me back to school to complete my Professional Counselling Diploma, Youth and Family Certificate, and Counselling for Intimacy in Relationships Certificate.

For 6 years, I volunteered for the RCMP’s Victim Services program, which supports people who have experienced a traumatic event.  I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to support people who access this program.

I came to Whistler to work one winter, and like many, I fell in love with the environment, the community, and the people.  After over 25 years of living here, I still feel grateful to be able to live in such a beautiful place with my husband and son. I enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, trail running, and biking.  My family and I enjoy many outdoor activities together; for us, it is a great way to connect and talk.

I provide compassionate, empathic, warm, and inclusive counselling services for youth, adults, couples, and families.

I believe that we are all faced with challenges during different times in our lives and finding the right support to navigate those experiences can make a big difference.  I see counselling as a tool for enhancing one’s mental and emotional health, encouraging growth, and building resilience.

  • Vancouver College of Counsellor Training

    • Diploma in Professional Counselling​, 2018

    • Youth and Family Counselling Certificate, 2018

    • Relationship Counselling Certificate, 2018

  • A member in good standing of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) ​

  • Cultural and Diversity Training, 2016

  • Conflict Resolution Training, 2016

  • Critical Incident Stress Management, 2019


I provide support to those who are being challenged by any of the following:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic pain or illness

  • Trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Stress Management

  • Worry

  • Parenting issues

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship issues

I offer services in person in Whistler and Pemberton, as well as remote counselling via telephone, Skype or FaceTime. 




If you would like to book an appointment, click here.

For general questions, please contact me.



Whistler Office or

Pemberton Office (limited availability)


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