Holly  Bates
Level 3 Trained
285 N. El Camino Real Ste. 218 Encinitas, CA  92024 United States of America
(760) 525-9565(760) 525-9565
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Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-7PM

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  • Degree: Masters in Social Work
  • Field: Social Work
  • License states: California

We can all benefit from guidance throughout difficult times. I will be with you throughout your process as you learn about yourself and make steps towards accomplishing your goals. We will collaboratively work towards expanding your abilities, pushing through your comfort zone, and finding inspiration to grow and create your best life.

I’m a Board Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have my Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology and my Masters in Social Work from Portland State. My years of experience in outpatient therapy settings extend to families, couples, individuals, children, and teens. My work has focused on symptoms of grief, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I have also helped with stress, decision-making skills, impulse control, and communication skills. In addition, I have led an Intensive Outpatient Program treating teens at-risk for out-of-home placements due to symptoms of personality disorders, crisis and safety issues, suicidal ideations / attempts, chronic abuse and trauma histories.

I am Level 3 trained under John and Julie Gottman in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method. This evidence-based research and treatment method allows me to assist couples in creating more fulfilling and healthy relationships. In your process we will uncover conflict management skills, tackle unsolvable problems, deepen your friendship and intimacy, and discover the meaning of your relationship.

When we strive for growth, we inspire and empower others. When we take care of ourselves, we are more able to take care of others. With self-acceptance and love, we are able to truly love others. It starts with us, extends to our loved ones, and reaches out to our communities- making the world a more positive, happy, and healthy place to be. I look forward to working with you!

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Coaching
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders