Kathleen Ries

(MFT, MS, RD)
Therapist Kathleen  Ries Photo

About Me

As a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with 10 years of experience, I've worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, and life transitions. I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence, emotional abuse, and sexual assault.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. A foundational principle in my practice is that everyone is treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, Gestalt and trauma-focused counseling. I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to work toward a more fulfilling and happier life. The first steps towards a change are often the hardest. If you are ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #78366 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Kathleen for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Kathleen Ries has been a great help to me. I respect her advice, she listens, is insightful, and makes helpful suggestions that have helped me to see a path. She is the best therapist I have ever had.

Written by H.A. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Kathleen is incredible and one of the most valuable resources in my life. She is helping me grow as an individual and be a better partner / friend / person to the entire world. She’s responsive, listens very well, and has lots of expertise on a variety of topics. I recommend Kathleen with the highest regards.

Written by R.E. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kathleen was such an incredible help for me in my journey of self-discovery. I've always been feeling so lost and stuck in life and being able to talk to her was an incredibly rewarding process full of interesting conversations. Her warm presence and intelligence made the process very eye-opening and rewarding, and I'm so glad I had her as my therapist. I will never forget our conversations and they'll continue to guide me throughout life in a great way!

Written by E.M. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

Kathleen is an excellent counselor. She clearly has many years of experience, an active listener, very thorough, supportive. A joy to work with

Written by R.O. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Kathleen has been great at reading through the lines of what I have to say and zeroing in on the underlying issues that are causing stresses and concerns. This is my first experience with therapy as an adult and I have been pleasantly surprised.

Written by A.N. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kathy is very empathetic and understanding. She makes me feel very comfortable and offers great perspective in different moments in my life . I greatly appreciate her she came in a dark time in my life and has assisted me tremendously in finding my way back.

Written by R.O. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks

I think I talk too much during the sessions but that gives Kathleen lots of room to see what’s going on inside my head. I enjoy listening to her feedback and discovering things about myself that I previously did not now. The three sessions with her I’ve been an interesting journey.

Written by J.A. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 4 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Kathleen has been very helpful throughout our sessions and is extremely kind and caring. Would recommend her without a second thought!

Written by M.I. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

Kathleen is a wonderful counselor and helped me think through what is likely to be the biggest decision in my life. She brings patience, compassion, and insight to every discussion, and helped me feel more confident about my path in life.

Written by A.L. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kathleen Ries has been an amazing counselor. She listens, respects my perspective, brainstorms solutions with me, and facilitates a safe and welcoming counseling session. Every time after we have session I feel relieved and better prepared mentally and emotionally to handle my problems.

Written by C.I. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Kathleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very patient and understanding, as it’s something that I need.