Kathleen Cates-Richardson


About me

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.


  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Hoarding , Infidelity , Military and Veterans Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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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.

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

Great experience.

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

Kathleen is very knowledgeable, caring, supportive, and thoughtful

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Professional, kind and courteous! Can’t imagine how much she has helped!

Work with me!