Theresa Gates


Theresa Gates


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Mayo Medical Plan
  • Medicare


Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

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My Approach to Helping

Working through difficult issues, making sense of life events, and freeing up emotional energy are important goals of psychotherapy. As a psychologist, I am highly-trained and skilled at assisting people from a variety of cultures, and bring years of experience, knowledge, personal commitment, and caring to the process. I also value sound research and developmental psychologies in helping people with self-esteem, self-worth, identity, relationship struggles, transitions, grief, and career needs.
Two themes that emerge quite often in my work with clients include loss and longing and striving for perfection at the expense of meaningful connections with oneself and others. On a deeper level, emotional memories stored in the body often emerge at times of high stress, trauma, and uncertainty, and can steal energy, cause anxiety and depression, and create other symptoms of distress.

I help clients learn new skills, add new perspectives, increase self-awareness, identify and build on personal strengths, and grow into the persons they want to become. It is both a privilege and sacred trust that I am humbled to be a part of.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic

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