Lauren  Gates

Lauren Gates


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Cobble Hill Accepting In-person

I am a Brooklyn- based psychotherapist offering virtual only treatment at this time.

Updated February 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Life is a journey, and sometimes, we encounter obstacles that feel overwhelming. Whether you're facing relationship struggles, identity questions, or a desire for personal development, therapy offers a unique space for exploration and healing. It's a dedicated time to focus on you, your experiences, and your goals.

Lauren is a Brooklyn based psychotherapist providing warm, curious, collaborative therapy for adults in NY. She utilizes an eclectic approach in care, helping her clients acquire tools to better understand their past and live more fully in the present. She utilizes a primary psychodynamic method integrated with relational and attachment approaches along with goal oriented, CBT treatment as needed. Lauren support's her client's to understand the root of their emotional pain, the needs and barriers that bring them into care, and how relationships, primarily early childhood dynamics impact their present lives.

As a Clinical Social Worker, Lauren has been privileged to work with clients of various races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and backgrounds. She greatly values the knowledge she receives from her clients’ lives and experiences and strives to create a culturally-competent space for you.

Message to clients

My goal is to create a safe, attuned space for you to bring in your authentic self. My intention in our work together is to support you without judgement or preconceived notions of where your therapeutic journey should lead. I will bring my attuned awareness and empathy to your suffering, needs, goals, and aspirations to assist in your care. I believe for treatment to be most successful it is helpful for you to be aware of some goals you have for care but to also be open to flexibility of where treatment might take you.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $175

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Cobble Hill practice
300 Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, New York 10013
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity , The One-Year Intensive Psychotherapy Program , 2024
National Institute for the Psychotherapies, One Year Psychodynamic Approaches in Clinical Practice, 2019
New York University- Silver School of Social Work, MSW, 2016
Wheaton College, BA, 2007


New York: 090353