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Mary (Robin) Bates, LMFT

Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 93759

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Mary (Robin) 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.

Robin has been so helpful to me in my journey - she has a skill to listen and sum what she hears and provide strategy to approach a new way to manage my path.

Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I always have great conversations with Robin that are very helpful to framing the way I think and act in the world. Thanks!

Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Robin is my ally, my partner in exploring the inner reaches of my mind and my experience of life. After just a few sessions with the right practicioner the oddness of the video interface falls away and it is possible to feel held, emotionally, even without being in the same room as the other person. Robin knows how to build and maintain that space. She is amazing. I am very lucky that I found her when I did.

Written on Dec 16, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Love her!!!

Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 4 months

Wonderful thoughtful counselor

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Robin’s counseling is all I believe a person would hope to find in their therapist… friendly, engaging, calming, a great listener and expertly helps her patients discover deeper appreciation for the small changes that are required (in thinking, action and personal perspectives) that aid in overcoming the debilitating challenges of life.

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Mary (Robin) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd