Your First Appointment


Before you come in…

If you are seeking therapy on your own, please print, complete and bring to your appointment a Psychotherapy Intake Form. If you are coming as part of a relationship, please print and complete a Couples Intake for each member of the relationship.

If you would like your therapist to interact with anyone else about you (doctor, dietitian, family member, etc) a Release of Information must also be provided to your therapist before this can take place.

If you have a psychiatrist, primary care physician, or referring therapist, you may also bring a Care Coordination Form, after it has been completed by this professional.

Intake session fee of 160 is expected before session begins using cash, check or Venmo @gatestherapy.

Questions about insurance?


If you plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, you will have

 time to procure parking and fill out necessary forms.

*If you would like to meet online for your first appointment, please notify your therapist here.

Kathryn Gates office practice is just north of Whole Foods Market in Downtown Austin off of Lamar on West 10th.

Here’s a map.


Weekdays before 5, please use street parking, which is $1.20/hour. Please arrive in time to pay for parking and make your way up to the 2nd floor office.

The stairs in the garage lead up directly to Suite 302.


On the bookshelf when you enter will be a clipboard waiting for you with forms to complete. You may ask for copies of these for your records, or snap a photo of them.

Your therapist will meet you in the waiting area just inside the door.