Kathleen Ashton, PhD

216.444.3438

Kathleen Ashton, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2004

Kathleen Ashton, PhD
Department: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M61
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3438
WorkFax:216.445.1586
Kathleen Ashton, PhD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M61
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.3438
WorkFax:216.445.1586
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Kathleen Ashton, PhD, is a Psychologist in the Bariatric and Metabolic 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 bariatric surgery evaluation and treatment, binge eating disorder treatment, and behavioral weight management.   She has presented extensively on the psychological treatment of obesity and psychological aspects of bariatric surgery, including at the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the International Conference on Eating Disorders.

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

bariatric medicine, Bariatric Surgery, body image, eating disorders, general outpatient psychotherapy and health psychology including coping with chronic medical illness, health psychology, Sleep Disorders, Weight Management, Women's Health, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, Insomnia, weight management/bariatric surgery evaluation

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Cleveland Psychological Association, Past President 
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • The Obesity Society

Treatment & Services

  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive-behavioral Treatment
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery for Weight Loss
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Presurgical Behavior Health Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English
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