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Elizabeth Bates, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression ADHD
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About me

Finding a therapist is a profoundly personal way to begin the process of addressing whatever obstacle or issue you're facing. It's not that you have "issues or problems", but rather how you respond to them that's important. I am committed to working together to find an approach that's right for you with the ultimate goal of helping you find better ways of coping with the inevitable obstacles we all face-- in life, in relationships, in our careers, personal goals, crises, destructive patterns of behavior--and the list goes on., etc.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and received my degree from the State University of New York at Albany, in 2004. I have over 20 years of working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My approach has been influenced by many contemporary theories and therapies. My background is in Gestalt Therapy, a holistic approach that builds on awareness of oneself and one's relationships with others. I often draw from other approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Treatment Therapy, mindfulness and psycho-education, depending on what we decide will be most beneficial for you. I will work collaboratively with you to help bring meaning and understanding to your life, resulting in a richer fuller life in the present. I embrace all people and have many years of experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Patients find me to be genuine, approachable, inclusive, warm and interactive. In my experience, humor and lightheartedness can be very helpful in developing that secure bond between patient and therapist. I believe an open-minded atmosphere creates the safe space you need in order to speak about truly personal matters.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NJ LCSW 44SC05643700


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elizabeth Bates. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Absolutely amazing work Elizabeth does. She really listens and asks follow up questions and is super genuine in her responses. Highly recommend.

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 months on issues concerning adhd

I had one other therapist before her and she is honestly everything I could ask for in a therapist. She is sweet and understanding and she is patient and able to take my concerns and help me work through them. She’s incredible.

Written on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Elizabeth for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

This has been a very difficult year for me, and Elizabeth has been absolutely amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist. We have tackled so many topics and I have never felt better about life than I do right now

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Elizabeth for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great listener and advice! I love that I also receive additional materials that I can use and research the issues I’m facing.

Written on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with Elizabeth for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching