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Kate Gilbert(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Trauma-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Attachment issues-Caregiver stress & support-College & graduate student mental health-Dissociative disorders-

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Professional statement

Kate Gilbert is a Ph.D Anthropologist and Licensed Clinical Therapist (LICSW) who works with people from all walks of life on issues as varied as depression and anxiety, diagnosed and undiagnosed trauma, trauma of immigration, racism and social injustice, experiences of childhood abuse, intra-family conflict, grief, and loss. Ms. Gilbert received her Bachelor's degree from Harvard University, her M.Phil and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Yale University, taught at Yale and at Amherst College, and then followed a lifelong dream to work in clinical therapy and returned to school to receive her MSW from Boston University. Ms. Gilbert has a special focus on the anthropological, cultural, familial, political and historical background to trauma and healing and received a certificate in Trauma Work from Boston University where she studied with Professor Kathleen Flinton.

Ms. Gilbert has worked in community health with new mothers and babies, in a school with traumatized children, and most recently at Freedom Trail Clinic/North Suffolk Mental Health Association with people dealing with homelessness, psychotic disorders, suicidal ideation, trauma, depression, anxiety, anger issues, and OCD. Ms Gilbert works psychodynamically, using a fluid, patient focused style that brings Attachment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Work, and the latest in Neurobiological insights to each session. She strives to meet each client where they are in the moment. Being in the moment means that we use whatever works for each client--whether that is a matter of the head or the heart, philosophy or poetry. The focus in session is always on the client's goals, resources, and ability to move forward.

Sessions take place weekly, via tele-therapy. Clients may request more than one session a week if they feel it is necessary and if space is available.

Message to clients

"The coming of a visitor is, in fact, a tremendous moment, because he comes with his past and present and with his future." --Jeong Hyeonjong.

You come to therapy with your past, present, and future too. You are a mixture of things--stuck and unmoored, confused and insightful, capable and overwhelmed. You've reached the point where you want some kind of change because, for all the struggles you are experiencing, you are hopeful. Things were better once, or you know they can be better in the future. You have goals you want to meet, relationships you want to repair, new journeys you dream of beginning, old stories you want to rework. Therapy is the right place for those conversations.

I welcome you into my sunny office--even if only virtually right now. I consider therapy to be a great adventure full of the unexpected, sometimes the unintended, but always, always, full of amazing moments. Are you afraid that therapy will be too quiet? It can be pretty noisy. Too serious? We will find a way to laugh. Too scary? I always begin by setting safe boundaries and teaching skills to manage the unexpected or traumatic. I strive to make every therapy hour and interaction safe, meaningful, and yes, even playful and joyful. Please do call or email and lets have a quick consultation to see if we would work well together.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Freedom Trail Clinic/North. Suffolk Mental Health Association, Full Time Clinical Therapist

Boston University, Advanced Trauma Training, 2019
Boston University, MSW (Clinical Social Work), 2018
Yale University, M.Phil and Ph.D (Anthropology), 1993
Harvard University, A.B., 1982


Massachusetts: 123852




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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

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, and anxiety and/or depression.

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

I am available via email to arrange a telephone consultation so please email me to set up something convenient for you. I offer a sliding scale to clients in need and I also offer super billing.


Kate Gilbert is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (50min)
  • Initial session:$200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$225 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Complex Cases$225 (60min)
  • Consultation$50 (15min)
  • Formal Intake and Evaluation$300 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

My practice is close to full at this time but I welcome inquiries and am happy to offer a free, 15 minute consultation, if you wish to discuss your therapy needs with me. Please contact me if you would like to have a free initial consultation, or if you would like to meet for a few formal sessions to see if you would like to join my practice on a weekly basis. My current fee per session is 200 per session and this enables me to superbill for you so you can submit invoices to your insurance company. I do not handle insurance myself or bill insurance directly. Approximately 30 percent of my practice is free or at a nominal cost. All my pro-bono spaces are currently full so I am not able to offer a sliding scale at this time.

Client testimonials

"This was great. They were very quick to respond and helped find a time that worked for a consult within a few days."
- Zencare client June 2023
"Kate was very responsive when trying to plan a consultation and really great to communicate with! Super compassionate and incredibly well versed in the kind of treatment and support I’m interested in."
- Zencare client June 2023

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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