Caitlin Kratz, MSW, LISW-CP, CACI
Caitlin Kratz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Certified Addictions Counselor who is currently the Program Administrator of the Medication Assisted Treatment Program at the Charleston Center. In this role she oversees the daily operations to provide medication assisted treatment utilizing Methadone, Buprenorphine, or Naltrexone to over 400 patients. She is currently the lead trainer for overdose prevention, by training patients and family members on the use of Narcan in efforts to reduce overdose deaths and increase community education on opioids. She is advocating on local and state levels to increase access to care for pregnant women with a substance use disorder needing medication assisted treatment. In November 2017, Caitlin was recognized as the 2017 Counselor of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for her advocacy and efforts providing treatment services.
Prior to becoming a Program Administrator, Caitlin worked in Women’s Outpatient, Residential, and Day Treatment services as a lead Clinical Counselor providing group and individual counseling, focused on women’s specific issues. She continues her work on a NIDA research program facilitating a women’s specific Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention group, which is looking at the use of mindfulness for women with substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder.