About Me

Kathy Colao, M.A., LMFT

Relationships are my specialty whether it is with your teenager, your spouse or partner, your parents, your siblings or your co-workers. The most important investment in life is our relationship with others and ourselves.

As a Licensed Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families addressing issues related to anxiety and depression, substance use and addiction, life transitions particularly for women and eating disorders.

I graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with Distinction and an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University with postgraduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Our health is a reflection of our mind, body and spirit. All are essential to a long healthy life.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Irvine Public School Foundation and the Hoag Advisory Board for Hoag Irvine Hospital.

I hold the following additional certifications:

  • Certified Grief Counselor
  • Certified Domestic Violence Counselor

I accept CIGNA insurance. I am a Blue Cross Anthem California provider.

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