Dr. Annkatrine Gates


Dr. Annkatrine Gates


Professions: Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Psychology - 11017
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $180; free 15 minute phone consult.
Evening Availability


545 Concord Avenue
Suite 320
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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My Approach to Helping

Hello! I work with adults in individual, couple, group and (step)family therapy. My primary focus is on providing a safe, collaborative, empathic therapy space with clear, qualified professional guidance, and building a relationship in which you feel fully seen and heard.

Many of my clients are looking to deepen their understanding about themselves and to identify and uncover the fears that are controlling their unwanted behavior patterns and emotional reactions. In therapy, the focus is often on exploring emotions, relationships, behaviors as well as identifying underlying mental health issues that, if present, are important to name, understand diagnostically and treat appropriately. However, therapy goals are very different for each client and how we will work together will depend on your specific needs. Treatments can range from a one-session consultation to in-depth longterm therapy.

In addition to my schooling and practice in major mental health, I have extensive training in college counseling, working with students (including international students) on relational, cultural, family and identity issues. I also have researched and written about stepfamilies, specifically the experience of stepmothers in joint custody stepfamilies, and am deeply committed to supporting all members of the many complex stepfamily systems.

More Info About My Practice

For those interested in group therapy, I offer the following support groups:

- Stepmother Support Group
This support group is for stepmothers to share their experiences, support one another, and to learn how to navigate difficult stepfamily dynamics by being provided specific knowledge and tools.

- Grief Support Group
This is a weekly support group for those who are looking to share and manage their bereavement and grief process. The loss of a loved one can feel deeply emotionally overwhelming and to find a dedicated grieving space is often close to impossible as the world keeps moving at such a high speed all around us.

- Trauma Survivor Support Group
This small group is intended to offer a safe space to share the impact of trauma (on the brain and the body) and to help participants learn specific skills to manage their symptoms.

Visit my website for more information regarding my background, training, therapy services and publications.
Please be in touch to set up a free 15-minute phone consult to explore whether I am the right person to help you find your way.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Sometimes it is difficult to authentically connect with the people around us as our busy lives pull our attention away from what we feel and think and wonder about internally. Encountering our inner world is difficult, hard work that we may rather try to avoid. Yet getting to know ourselves, our own truths can also be an enormously rewarding life journey - and a trusting therapeutic relationship can provide the deeply personalized human connection that is often necessary for healing and change to occur.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • German

Groups I Work With

    Individual adults
    Couples, Stepcouples
    Students, including international students

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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