Theresa A. Gates, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Arizona, Oregon, and California. She is currently in private practice in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.


Theresa works with individuals coping with a variety of life transitions, with the goal of restoring a sense of self with hope, meaning, and relief. She treats a variety of issues including anxiety and depression, grief and loss,trauma recovery, health concerns, stress-related disorders, self-esteem and self-worth, identity, communication, and relationship struggles.

She also sees individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds who navigate between two worlds in their personal and professional/work lives as part of the ever-increasing population of multicultural and social class "straddlers," to use the term from Alfred Lubrano's book, Limbo.

Dr. Gates is certified as a Highlands Ability Battery affiliate, and utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory in her work with career development and therapy issues.

She can be reached at:


480-451-1684 (O)

480-664-2902 (F)

[email protected]