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Molly Bates, LCSW

Psychotherapist

New York, NY

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
Molly has been a critical part of my recovery. She has helped me make significant, long lasting changes in my behaviorand thinking to lead me closer to my goals. Under her care, not only have I learned to live without substance abuse, but also to overcome feelings of anxiety, depression and fear. Molly’s warm presence made it easy to share what’s really going on. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her!
Molly has been a critical part of my recovery. She has helped me make significant, long lasting changes in my behavior and thinking to lead me closer to my goals. Underher care, not only have I learned to live without substance abuse, but also to overcome feelings of anxiety, depression and fear. Molly’s warm presence made it easy to share what’s really going on. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her!
RB · Less than 1 month ago
Molly was instrumental in kickstarting my journey to recovery. When I first started seeing her my life was a mess, andI thought I had no strength left. She quickly assisted in creating a treatment plan for all of my struggles. With her skill of EMDR work, I was able to finally address traumatic events in a place that felt safe for me. EMDR was pivotal in changing my outlook on life. Molly taught me meditative and mindfullness tools that help ground me on daily basis. She was also able to help guide me in the early days of sobriety. Through added family therapy Molly was able to help me to build a new and healthier family dynamic. She creates a relationship with a client that feels safe, validated, and secure. Molly is great at pushing me to recognize and reach my full potential. I am forever grateful for the work I did with her.
Molly was instrumental in kickstarting my journey to recovery. When I first started seeing her my life was a mess, and I thought I had no strength left. She quickly assistedin creating a treatment plan for all of my struggles. With her skill of EMDR work, I was able to finally address traumatic events in a place that felt safe for me. EMDR was pivotal in changing my outlook on life. Molly taught me meditative and mindfullness tools that help ground me on daily basis. She was also able to help guide me in the early days of sobriety. Through added family therapy Molly was able to help me to build a new and healthier family dynamic. She creates a relationship with a client that feels safe, validated, and secure. Molly is great at pushing me to recognize and reach my full potential. I am forever grateful for the work I did with her.
SV · Less than 1 month ago

About Molly Bates

Ms. Molly Bates is a psychotherapist specializing in substance abuse and addiction issues, trauma/PTSD, anxiety/depression, body-image issues, and adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. She has also worked extensively with the emerging or young adult and college student population and as well as young professionals. Molly takes a psychodynamic, strengths-based approach to working with clients and is trained in EMDR, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT. Molly works collaboratively with each client to identify goals for change and well-being and believes everyone is capable of living fulfilled, meaningful and connected lives. Molly's approach to therapy is client-centered, affirmative, and non-judgmental. Molly recognizes the importance of treating the whole person, body, mind, and spirit within his or her cultural context. Molly is a two-time graduate of New York University, earning her Master’s degree from Silver School of Social Work and her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. Molly is also a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Yoga therapist.

Specialties

  • Psychotherapist

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Education and training

  • New York University, Master's in Social Work

Professional memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1558629329

Molly Bates's office locations

Psychotherapy PLLC

594 Broadway, Ste 907

New York, NY 10012

Psychotherapy PLLC

411 Lafayette St, Suite 603

New York, NY 10003

Patient reviews for Molly Bates, LCSW

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Molly is exceptional at her job. She gave me all the tools I needed to succeed during a difficult time in my life. After each session with Molly, I’d instantly feel better about myself and any situations I went into thesession fearing. Molly helped me learn how to live a happy life without using drugs or alcohol. Overall, Molly is super trustworthy, amazing to speak with, and a fantastic therapist.
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Molly is an incredibly caring and experienced clinician. She has a warm and comfortable way of connecting with her patients. I couldn't have been more pleased with my time under her care, and I would recommend her highly to anyone!
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Molly was amazing. Super inspirational. Felt like she understood exactly where I was coming from, and I felt incredibly supported. Changed my life, honestly. Opened a lot of doors for me, mentally, and gave me the opportunity to see potentialwithin myself. Which got me excited about life's possibilities. Can't put a value on that. Amazing. Highly recommend.
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I attribute a great deal of my early success in recovery to the work I did with Molly when I arrived in New York at 20 years old. The openness and availability as a professional allowed me to build a newlife in a new city. Safe places are few and far between and I am beyond grateful for Molly's direction, suggestions, and support. The best part is that I was able to not just focus on my recovery, but rebuild many areas of my life including finishing my undergrad education, building a career in finance and regaining the trust of my family & friends. I am forever grateful for the early work I did with Molly; if you or someone you know is struggling, I strongly encourage you to reach out to her. Since working with Molly I have not found it necessary to pick up another drink or drug. Today walk through life today without fear, six years clean and counting.
Less than 1 month ago
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