Joshua Kates


About Me

Hello, I'm Josh Kates, LCSW. I am originally from the suburbs of New York city and then lived and trained in NYC at New York University's School of Social Work. My early training was focused on short term work using several models of therapy like CBT and DBT. For the last 7 years I have been deeply involved with Schema Therapy (ST) and am a full member of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). I am a Certified Advanced Schema Therapist, an approved ST supervisor and ST trainer. For couples and marriages, I also integrate many of the teachings from The Gottman Method of marriage counseling. No one model of therapy necessarily gets at solving your problems or making the changes you might need, so I'm happy to offer many ways to help you including my own life experiences.
Your decision to talk with someone shows that you have the determination to solve your problems. While we can't necessarily change difficult experiences of the past, working with me will help you understand those past struggles and how they may have shaped your life and relationships. Once we have some understanding of those parts of your life, it will help us address the difficulties you are experiencing now. Then we’ll work towards using that understanding to find ways to change unproductive patterns, resolve or improve current challenges and develop strategies to create a better future. If you decide to work with me I will show you how to get you to a better place in your life.
If you're ready to really look at yourself, and confront the challenges you are facing, I am ready to help you like I have helped hundreds of others.
I look forward to hearing from you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #SW15907 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by M.A. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Joshua Kates is a kind and professional counselor who I would strongly recommend to anyone. He listens and understands my concerns and always makes me feel more confident and optimistic about myself and my future. He has given me a lot of good strategies and pieces of advice. I can tell he cares about helping people and he is flexible and understanding.

Written by A.N. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I thank Joshua for his support during my anxiety, my pain and for being there, no matter the time, walking me through the painful moments. This has been one the hardest time in my life. But, everyday life gets easier and I am learning techniques to cope with the ending of my marriage and to love myself. Very grateful for my counselor.

Written by D.A. on Jul 27, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Joshua really listens and encourages me not to be so hard on myself. He is direct but at the same time compassionate and caring. I appreciate the level of care that Joshua is providing me. I highly recommend him!

Written by A.L. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Joshua has already helped me so much in the month I've been using this app. He's given me worksheets and advice that has already made me start thinking about things differently.

Written by J.O. on May 22, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Learning a balance and never forgetting yourself first. I have always been a caregiver. Now it's my turn.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 25, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 1 month on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coaching

I've had a few sessions with Josh and have had a wonderful experience so far. He's helped me work through some difficult things very quickly.

Josh is wise, supportive, kind and patient. I look forward to our weekly sessions and leave feeling better every time.

Written by D.A. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Josh has been an extremely supportive counselor. He understands what I have struggled with and offers different ways to help me overcome those struggles. He has helped me to realize I do not need to continue on the path of destruction and has given me so much hope. Thank you Josh!

Written by C.A. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Joshua for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

Josh understands my situation even though it is super complex and constantly checks that I'm doing ok