Last edited 02/14/2024

Rickey Bates LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Rickey Bates Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

Most likely, what you can expect after the first session is focusing on your current symptoms or struggles, as well as saying a bit more about your interpersonal relationships, your interests, your strengths, and your goals, most importantly, in that first session, we will begin establishing a therapeutic connection which is crucial no matter the type of relationship you enter into.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

The following methods and tools I utilize in treatment: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Attachment based therapy, Behavioral activation, CBT, CPT, Compassion focused therapy, Couples therapy, DBT, Eclectic therapy, , Emotionally focused therapy, Exposure & response prevention, Family therapy, Family Systems, Gestalt therapy, Gottman therapy, Grief therapy, Humanistic therapy, Integrative therapy, Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal, Meditation / mindfulness, Motivational interviewing, Narrative therapy, Person-centered therapy, Positive psychology, Psychodynamic therapy, Solution focused therapy, Somatic therapy, Strength based therapy, Supportive therapy, and Trauma-focused therapy.



Eating disorders

Family issues

Coping Skills


General Expertise




Men's health

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW92673


California State University-Dominguez Hills (CA)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Rickey Bates, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Rickey Bates, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Rickey Bates accepting new clients?

Yes, Rickey Bates is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Rickey Bates accept insurance?

Yes, Rickey Bates accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Rickey Bates offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Rickey Bates for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Rickey Bates offer online therapy?

Yes, Rickey Bates offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Rickey Bates?

Rickey Bates typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Rickey Bates speak?

Rickey Bates conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Rickey Bates online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Rickey Bates online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.