Annkatrine  Gates

Annkatrine Gates

Psychologist, PsyD

Not accepting new clients in Cambridge practice (updated April 10, 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

General expertise


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


  • English
  • German

Therapy Groups

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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.

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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.