Kathleen Ries


About Me

I really enjoy working with couples. As a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with 10 years of experience, I've worked with couples with a wide range of concerns, relationship and issues, and big life transitions. I have worked with couples who just want a healthier relationship.

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'm certified in Relationship Enhancement. I tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek help when things are not going well. 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!


  • 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


LMFT #78366 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by A.N. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very tender and kind heart. Very intuitive with the way she counsels. Had an amazing 4 weeks with her and learned a lot to how to handle my relationship. Would recommend her to anyone in need

Written by T.. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Kathleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Kathleen was very helpful open and friendly. I appreciated she listened and made both parties feel like we were important.