Kristen Riedle, MA, PhD

What should your client know about you?

Dr. Riedle is committed to providing empirically supported psychological intervention and assessment. She is trained in such evidence-based modalities as Behavioral Activation, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

What is your approach to therapy?

Dr. Riedle’s approach to case conceptualization is individualized based on each patient’s goals, and she selects material across therapeutic modalities to best address these goals. Dr. Riedle strongly believes that collaboration and clear communication are essential for effective therapy.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Dr. Riedle holds an active psychology license in the state of California. She provides individual psychotherapy and family sessions to a diverse population of child, adolescent, and adult patients.

What was your path on becoming a Psychologist?

Dr. Riedle completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, where she was recognized for her research in social and personality psychology. After completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Riedle joined a cognitive research team at Temple University to examine first-onset bipolar disorder in adolescents. She concurrently collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center to study resiliency and posttraumatic growth. Dr. Riedle earned her doctorate degree (PhD) in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa, where she specialized in perinatal mood disorders and body image during pregnancy. During graduate school, Dr. Riedle gained extensive clinical training across diverse settings, including court-mandated therapy within the Department of Corrections, hospital-based group and couples therapy, telephone coaching for postpartum depression through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and psychological assessment for learning disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders. Dr. Riedle completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she provided short-term behavioral health services within an integrated primary care clinic. While on internship, Dr. Riedle also supported families on the pediatric oncology unit and gained assessment experience with pre-transplant heart, lung, and kidney patients.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Abuse, Assault and Trauma
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Cultural/Ethnic Issues
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Divorce/Blended Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • End of Life Issues
  • HIV/AIDS Related Issues
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Men Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum Issues
  • Prenatal Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Stress
  • Women Issues

Evidence Based Practices & Interventions

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) 
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Solution-Focused
  • Problem Solving


Clinical Orientation

  • Behavioral
  • Biological/Medical
  • Cognitive
  • Cognitive Behavioral


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