Elaine Kates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW

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Elaine Kates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Santa Cruz Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Inc.
313A Soquel Ave
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Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 269-5047
Offers online therapy

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About

I try to individually tailor treatment to each patient by providing a balance of symptom relief to alleviate current discomfort and analysis of primary causal factors for long-term resolution.
I was originally trained as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, which gives me my hands on, problem solving side. I then went on to formally train as a psychoanalyst where I honed my skills for understanding how important relationships are and how to engage patients in a healing, corrective relationship.
I also offer both phone sessions and online psychotherapy for those who travel, live outside my area or simply don't feel well enough to make it into the office. I also often work with my 2 greyhounds. arrangements are made for those who aren't comfortable with dogs.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $220 - $450
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / LCS20313
  • School: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • Year Graduated: 2004

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis / Doctor of Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Location

Santa Cruz Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Inc.
313A Soquel Ave
A
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 269-5047
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult/Adolescent Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Jewish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Control Mastery
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 2 Feb 2022
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Elaine Kates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW