Annkatrine  Gates

Annkatrine Gates

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Cambridge practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Family issues & stepfamily therapy
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Annkatrine Gates is a Clinical Psychologist who welcomes individuals, couples, and (step)families to her practice in Cambridge, MA. Most clients come in seeking longterm work, to deepen their self-understanding and make sense of their life narrative. Old insecurities often arise around moments of stress, such as a shifting relationship dynamic or major life transition. Through a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, Dr. Gates patiently guides clients to pave a path towards a life of joy and meaning.

Alongside her general psychotherapy practice, Dr. Gates is a trauma specialist. She works at each client's pace, building trust over time, and slowly untangling new truths about themselves and regaining control over their lives.

Dr. Gates has a special interest in supporting students, including undergraduate, graduate, and international students attending local universities. She helps clients to thrive in a competitive academic setting, live independently, and adapt to a new environment. Along the way, Dr. Gates supports clients in grappling with the bigger questions, such as who they are and how to live a meaningful life.

Uniquely, Dr. Gates is also especially sensitive to the challenges of stepfamilies. She values helping each individual find their voice within a complex family system while also offering concrete strategies for stepfamilies to function better, leading to a more peaceful home.

Insightful, compassionate and actively engaged, Dr. Gates welcomes new clients to her office, which is easily accessible from the Red Line at Alewife.

Message to clients

Finding a therapist you feel safe and honestly comfortable with is essential for a truly successful therapy relationship. It is my goal to help you figure out what you are looking for in a therapist and how you can get properly connected if we find that you and I are not the right match. I would be happy to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have or to assist you in formulating your questions.


College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety and/or depression

Race & cultural identity - Understanding one’s own racial and cultural identity within a personal, inter-personal, community, political and historical context; acclimating to a new environment and culture; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places & historical trauma

Family issues & stepfamily therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout child rearing; managing stress and developing strategies to improve and increase support

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening, violent, and/or disturbing events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


Annkatrine Gates is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Gates can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Cambridge practice

545 Concord Avenue

Suite 320

Cambridge, MA 02138


  • Mon 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Thu Anytime
  • Fri 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Brandeis University Counseling Center, Pre- and Post-doctoral Internship

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Post-graduate Fellowship

Trauma-focused Therapy Training

Multicultural Awareness and Skills Training

Certified Stepfamily Foundation Coach

William James College, PsyD, 2017

Harvard University, ALB, 2012




Therapy Groups

Annkatrine  Gates
Stepmother Support Group

This monthly group for stepmothers provides a place for participants to share their experiences, provide support, receive support, and learn skills to navigate challenging family dynamics.

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Trauma Survivor Support Group

This weekly group offers a safe space for individuals to learn skills to reduce the impact of trauma on the mind and body.

Annkatrine  Gates
Grief Support Group (Boston)

This 10-week group provides support and skills to help individuals move through the grieving process after the loss of a loved one.