Jenny Bates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(415) 534-3954 Website

Jenny Bates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 534-3954
Offers online therapy
Website
Announcement icon At this time I am offering telehealth, if you are in need of in person session we can discuss options. I am taking new patients.

About

Many of us have been affected by mental health and/or substance abuse at some time in our lives. My practice was created so that individuals, couples and families could get support from someone who is experienced in the recovery process and has a true passion to help others and help people to find the best solutions to their own recovery. My specialty areas include those who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma and supporting those going through life changes (job, relationships etc.) Addiction and Co-Dependency is also a specialty area. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and welcome you to come as you are.
My style of therapy uses Motivational Interviewing. MI is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person’s own motivation and commitment to change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring a person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.
I have over twenty-five years of working in the field of mental health and addiction. I have extensive experience providing trauma informed care for individuals, groups and families in a variety of settings and have lived experience. I am here to help you and will be here to support you on your journey.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170+
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Lyra
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
I am only contracted with Lyra and Optum. All others I am an "out of network" provider and can provide a superbill for your services.
Email me or call (415) 534-3954 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 21971
  • School: California State University Stanislaus
  • Year Graduated: 2001
I have over 25 years of experience working in the field as a direct service provider and supervisor. I have lived experience in recovery.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
  • Member Since: 2009
  • Membership: Rotary International
  • Member Since: 2009

Endorsements

Registered Psychotherapist, MA

Jenny Bates's Groups

Recovery Support Group

Do feel like you need a little extra support as you venture the road to recovery? This group offers support to those who identify to be active in recovery from substance use. This group welcomes varying recovery approaches and does not specifically prescribe to 12 step model only. All recovery approaches welcome. This group allows for process with others going through recovery process and also support recovery skill building using a model of therapy that supports your level of motivation and your own ideas for change (Motivational Interviewing). Please call to discuss and group times and explore needs further.

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Co-Dependency Support Group

Do you have a loved one suffering from addiction? Do you need support as you navigate your emotions and determine best approach to support them? This support group will allow an opportunity to support your journey in recovery and allow for support so you don't feel so alone. This group does not support a confrontational nature with our loved ones and meets you where you are at in the process of codependency. Please call to discuss and group times and explore needs further.

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Location

San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 534-3954
Offers online therapy
Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Jenny Bates

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW