Kathleen Mates-Youngman M.A., is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Amazon Best-Selling Author/National Speaker. She was born in Canada, where she studied Fashion Design and Fine Art. In 1982, she moved to California, worked as a Fashion Designer and Fine Artist for a number of years, until she took time off to raise her three children. She lives with her husband of 31 years in Orange County, California, and they have 3 wonderful adult children!
In 1996 Kathleen returned to University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology. She then we on to graduate with Honors with a M.A. in Psychology / Marriage & Family Therapy.
Since then, Kathleen has had a very successful Private Practice in Orange County, California, specializing in Couples Therapy. Her first book, "Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations To Re-Connect Relationships," was published by Pesi Inc., and has been an Amazon Best-Seller since its release in 2014. Pesi inc. then published her "Love & Connection Cards," and in 2015, she self-published, "Today I Will: 100 Daily Commitments For Couples."
Kathleen also speaks nationally to other Clinicians, teaching her approach to Couples Therapy, as well as speaking to Graduate Psychology students, Entrepreneurs, and Couples.
Kathleen is passionate about helping couples learn and implement the research-based traits for heathy, successful, connected relationships. Through her work with couples in private practice, her books, and her seminars, she continues to share her expertise and help couples create connected, passionate, meaningful relationships!