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Karen Gates

About Me

I would like to thank you for contacting me.  I have been in practice for over 25 years. In that time, I have worked with many different people and situations. I have grown as an individual and as a clinician. My approach in working with people is starting where they are at and helping them along the journey in their life.  I believe in helping people find their strengths and helping them utilize these strengths to manage their stress and challenges that life brings them.  I help people to understand their current situation and how their past or their long-standing patterns may influence their present. I work with people to be mindful in their present day-to-day life.  Life is definitely a journey with its ups and downs. Right when we think we are going straight, life will throw a curve ball and take us in a different direction. It is learning how to negotiate these curves that helps people manage their depression and anxiety.  



Education:  Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Pomona College, Claremeont, California.  Masters in Social Work, USC, Los Angeles, California.

License:  Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California.