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A Concierge Counseling Practice

Rooted in Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Theory

Emily Cates Counseling is a Dallas-based concierge counseling practice rooted in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. Counselor Emily Cates offers family and individual therapy for children (12+), adolescents and adults with a knowledgeable and dedicated focus on young and adult women, transgender individuals, survivors of abuse, physicians, the children of physicians and more.

Practice Specialties

  • Adolescent and young women
  • Suvivors of abuse
  • Post-partum women
  • Transgender Individuals
  • Physicians and children of physicians

Services + Fees

Individual Therapy For Children (age 12+), Adolescents And Adults

Psychotherapy and individual therapy sessions for children, adolescents and adults are weekly and approximatley 45-50 minutes in length. Emily works psychodynamically, not cognitive behaviorally. Her methods are a collaboration of unearthing conscious and unconscious patterns that are no longer adaptive, and understanding how the past informs the present. She works towards an understanding of how the mind functions and how behavior is formed. To note, many patients have found psychodynamic therapy effective when other modalities have failed.


Family Therapy

Family therapy sessions are weekly and approximately 60-90 minutes in length. Emily examines familial patterns and the dynamics between family members are identified and explored.



Psychoanalysis is an in-depth, intense treatment, in which the patient and Emily meet two to four times per week. Psychoanalysis is for patients who are interested in an experiential and insight-oriented treatment.

Negotiated Fee/Session

Insurance is not accepted. Patients may file their own insurance claims with a superbill that is provided at the end of each month.

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“We are what we are
we have been
what we have been.” — Sigmund Freud

Emily Cates

Licensed Professional Counselor

Emily Cates is a fourth-generation Dallasite and mother of two with 22 years of experience offering counseling and therapy services to adults and children alike. Emily graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Arts and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. As part of her masters program, Emily completed an internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Before starting her private practice, she worked with non-profits for almost a decade. Additionally, she participated in a five-year training program in psychoanalysis at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center. She is currently a psychoanayltic candidate at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.


To Schedule a Session:

Please contact Emily at:

Located At:

5925 Forest Lane, Suite 422
Dallas, TX 75230

If you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself or others, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

    Emily Cates Counseling

    5925 Forest Lane, Suite 422
    Dallas, TX 75230