WILLIAM GATES, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri

WILLIAM GATES

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience providing effective psychotherapy to adults, from the worried well to those with severe mental illness. My specialties are treating anxiety (to include posttraumatic stress), personality disorders, and reducing/limiting all forms of self-destructive behavior.

My ideal client is a person who has lost the thread of meaning in their life. A person who might even be asking themselves, What is the point of continuing on? There might be past traumas, depression and/or anxiety, perhaps harmful behaviors they can't seem to shake. There might be a great deal of fear. But ultimately, they need a fresh perspective on what it means for them to be alive, and to regain the sense that their choices matter.

For many years, I have worked with people in some of the most difficult life situations imaginable. But no matter what one's circumstances might be, one is never totally powerless to gain back some control and self-determination. Let's address the thoughts and feelings that keep you stuck.

Life can be baffling, overwhelming, and downright hostile sometimes. It is also a tapestry of opportunities to experience joy, when we know where to look for it. I'm always excited to work with my clients, and I focus on strengths, not weaknesses. It would be a great privilege to hear your story.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Gambling
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Violence

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $160.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Evernorth
,
Humana
,
Medicare
,
New Directions
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
19
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
2012008300
Missouri
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
CW014714
Pennsylvania
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Pittsburgh
Master of Social Work
2003