Dr. Kathleen B. Gates



Dr. Kathleen Gates is a clinical psychologist practicing in Ventura, California. Dr.Gates began her career with a BA in psychology from UCSB. She then went to graduate school at the University of Vermont where she achieved a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.She was awarded a NIMH Fellowship for her graduate work. Both PhD program and internship were APA approved. After working as a crisis counselor and adult psychologist at Orange County Community Health Center, she moved to California where she was licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in 1982. She has been in full or part-time private practice since that time. She has been an owner of Loma Vista Psychology Group in Ventura since 1985. She has had a reputation of being able to work with people who are seriously mentally ill as well as those who are experiencing temporary difficulties in their lives or their relationships.

She decided to further her studies by training to become a psychoanalyst at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Association (now NCP) where she now serves as a faculty member. Additionally, she worked for 7 years for Alpha Center in Placentia as the Clinical Supervisor of about 16 psychology interns. She also worked for several years as a supervisor and clinical psychologist at a medical eating disorders clinic in Santa Barbara.

She is interested in continuing to educate psychologists and other counselors and does supervision privately and in groups in her Ventura office. She is also involved in community enrichment and offers several different groups on contemporary topics each year. She is a sponsor APA approved courses for continuing education through Vista Continuing Education and has written extensively on a wide variety of topics for on-line courses.

Dr. Gates has been happily married for over 26 years and has an adult daughter..She enjoys hiking the local mountains and running trails when she is not working. She may also be out working on projects that enrich the community, traveling either for pleasure or business, or have her nose in some new book. She has an unusually wide range of interests and always enjoys learning something new.

Dr. Kathleen Gates
California Licensed Psychologist

644 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA 93001
(805)648-2548 ext. 2