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Kathleen Ashton, PhD

216.444.3024

Kathleen Ashton, PhD
Department: General Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A80
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3024
DeskDesk:216.444.3438
WorkFax:216.445.4048
Kathleen Ashton, PhD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A80
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.445.3024
DeskDesk:216.444.3438
WorkFax:216.445.4048
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Kathleen Ashton, PhD, ABPP is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in the Breast Center, Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute. She received her doctorate from The Ohio State University, and she completed specialty training in health psychology at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.















Dr. Ashton’s clinical and research interests include hereditary risk for breast cancer, breast cancer, pre-surgical evaluations, weight management/obesity, stress management, and lifestyle/behavior modification for risk reduction.   Dr. Ashton has presented nationally and has many peer reviewed publications.  She is a Fellow of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, Past President of the Cleveland Psychological Association, Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association, and an elected member of the American Psychological Association Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA
2004
Internship - VA Medical Center, Louis Stokes
Clinical / Health Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002
Doctorate - The Ohio State University
Psychology
Columbus, OH USA
2002
Graduate - The Ohio State University
Psychology
Columbus, OH USA
1999
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1997

Specialty Interests

hereditary breast cancer risk, breast cancer, survivorship, obesity/binge eating disorder, risk reducing lifestyle/behavior modification, stress management

Awards & Honors

APA Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology







Fellow, American Board of Clinical Health Psychology

2015 Mentor of the Year, Cleveland Clinic Office of Professional Staff Affairs, Staff Coaching & Mentoring Program

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, Div. 17, 31, 35 and 38
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Cleveland Psychological Association, Past President 
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Settings

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Presurgical Behavior Health Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 12/11/2015, Dr. Ashton has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Ashton serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Ohio Psychological Association

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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