Dr. Kathleen Ayers


About Me

I am a clinical psychologist, licensed in California since 2001. I have extensive experience in helping people who have chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am also certified in CBT for insomnia. I am interested in the role that nutrition and diet play in health and have certifications in this area (though I am not a dietitian or nutritionist). I enjoy working with individuals and groups.

While many people think of CBT and being matter-of-fact and rooted only in the present, it is much more than that, allowing for exploration of past issues in a safe environment while working on present concerns and issues. It does often include homework, and I do give homework assignments. My many years of experience have taught me that I make a living from others' misfortunates, accidents, and tragedies. This realization makes me caring and compassionate. All too often, those with chronic pain and chronic medical conditions feel that they are not believed when they report their physical problems and pain levels. My goal is to provide a safe, caring , and accepting environment for people to discuss their concerns.

I have recently developed an interest in also providing help to people who have been traumatized by paranormal experiences.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Hoarding , Phobias , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #18954 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Kathleen Ayers. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by I.X. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Ayer’s support has already left a grand positive impact on me. I feel “lighter” and like I’m actively getting better! Thank you so much Dr. Ayers!

Written by S.H. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

Listens and doesn't judge. You can feel safe confiding which is very important.

Written by A.N. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Great experience, was easier to find a therapist here than in my country. Only issue now I have to pay for it out of pocket instead through insurance. But anyway. Working with my therapist on here already helped me and I'll continue working with her.

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