Kathleen M Ritter

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD

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Kathleen M Ritter, PhD, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield
(661) 327-7010

Kathleen M Ritter

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD


Location

2212 F Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
(661) 327-7010

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I have been in practice for over 40 years and enjoy working with adults, both individually and as couples. My primary therapeutic focus is to assist people in navigating through the difficult periods in their lives. I specialize in couple relationship challenges, depression, adjustment concerns, and sexual, spiritual, and sexual orientation/identity issues. To determine whether I am the most appropriate therapist, I always have a brief telephone conversation with prospective clients before scheduling an appointment. These conversations also help both of us to decide whether I am the best "match" for them, their concerns, and time availability.

I have co-authored three books, written over forty book chapters and articles, served on seven editorial boards, and made over 130 presentations to international and national professional organizations. Two divisions of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Specialists in Group Work have elected me as a Fellow.

I am Professor of Psychology Emerita and former Coordinator of the University Counselor Training Clinic at CSU Bakersfield, I limit my counseling practice to daytime hours before 5 PM. Most of my clients pay directly for counseling services, but I am a provider for several insurance companies.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 43 Years
  • School: University of New Mexico
  • Year Graduated: 1974
  • License No. and State: 8771 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $120
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • TriWest
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
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Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 153 Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Certificate: Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor / 4943
  • Certificate Date: 1983

Location

2212 F Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
(661) 327-7010

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Changes
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Becca Ferguson, MA, MS, LMFT
Becca Ferguson, MA, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 13 years
Ms. Karen Garrett, MS, MTS, AMFT
Ms. Karen Garrett, MS, MTS, AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Colleague, known for 7 years

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Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018
Kathleen M Ritter, PhD, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield

Kathleen M Ritter

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD