Dr. Annkatrine Gates

Psy.D.

Dr. Annkatrine Gates

Psy.D.

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.

Offices

545 Concord Avenue
Suite 320
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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My Approach to Helping

Many people come to a point in their lives when they realize they need help. My primary goal is for you to arrive at a deeper understanding of your Self so that you can heal and gain a true sense of agency. I believe that human connection is necessary for real change to occur, and it is important to find a therapist whom you feel you can trust. I encourage you to meet with several different providers before choosing a therapist. If you decide to reach out to me, our first meeting will be a conversation focused on your needs and identifying and discussing what next steps seem most appropriate for you.

I work with adults in long-term psychotherapy. In addition, I am a trauma-informed therapist and adjust my treatment approach working with survivors by focusing on safety and the importance of integrating our understanding of the body and nervous system.

Other specific populations with whom I work include: students and stepfamilies.
I have extensive training working with (international) students on relational, cultural, family and identity issues. I also have researched and written about stepfamilies, specifically the experience of stepmothers, and am deeply committed to supporting anyone affected by the difficult dynamics of a stepfamily.

More Info About My Practice

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

- Stepmother Support Group starting November 20th!
This monthly 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 (Length: ongoingmonthly; meets Wednesday mornings 9am).

- 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. (Length: 8 weeks twice a year; Day: Thursdays; Time: 6:30-7:45pm)

- 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. (Length: 8 weeks twice a year; Day: Thursdays; Time: 5-6:15pm)

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.

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

Languages

  • English
  • German

Groups I Work With

    Individual adults, (Step)couples, Groups, (Step)Families, Students, including international students, Stepmothers,Trauma Survivors

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
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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