Kathleen Cates-Richardson, LMFT
I am licensed in Iowa with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief, coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
IA LMFT 000370
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kathleen Cates-Richardson. 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.
I was hesitant to try BetterHelp, because of difficult experiences with therapy in the past. Kathleen was the first therapist they connected me with, and she has been wonderful! Talking with her just feels like having a conversation, even when I’m talking about heavy and painful things. She made me feel comfortable right away, and she has the perfect way of gently redirecting/challenging my thoughts when they are a little self-destructive. I was diagnosed with PTSD by a previous therapist, and I never thought I would be able to process or heal from the event that caused it. It truly debilitated me, and I felt like I was barely living. Kathleen has created a safe space for me to finally begin to explore and heal this wound, as well as other wounds I hadn’t even realized were there! She has helped me relearn healthy boundaries and habits, and how to recognize when my thoughts begin to spiral. After years of just “surviving,” I’m finally starting to feel like I’m able to LIVE my life again! I am grateful to have Kathleen as my therapist while I continue my healing journey!
Written on Apr 21, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
I've only had one true appointment, which was great!! A couple of things I really appreciate is that she messages on the therapy session page, has opened up later times to accomodate my work schedule. I appreciate her opinions and thoughts on the topics we have discussed
Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Kathleen is an excellent therapist. She listens with compassion, asks helpful questions, and draws from an understanding of the whole person to offer suggestions of strategies and tools for moving forward in new ways that make a difference for the better.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties
She has been great!
Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties
Kathleen is very knowledgeable, caring, supportive, and thoughtful
Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties