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Mary (Robin) Bates

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Mary (Robin) Bates is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Years in Practice: 10
State: CA

I am licensed in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, codependency, depression, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Mary (Robin) Bates

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Robin is such a great fit for me -- she is able to listen to my rambling and summarize it in a way that I feel she gets me. then we work on steps I can take to move forward. So happy to have been connected to her for my support!

Feb 09, 2023


Wonderful thoughtful counselor

Jan 04, 2023


Therapist Fit-at-first-sight is certainly even more rare than Love-at-first-sight. It is quite grounding and clearing for me to have found it in Robin. I'm enjoying the different approaches to journaling, and frank discussions. What a relief to have found a fantastic partner to help me wade through middle age problems!

Dec 20, 2022



Oct 31, 2022


Robin’s counseling is all I believe a person would hope to find in their therapist… friendly, engaging, calming, a great listener and expertly helps her patients discover deeper appreciation for the small changes that are required (in thinking, action and personal perspectives) that aid in overcoming the debilitating challenges of life.

Sep 28, 2022


Mary (Robin) Bates offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available Now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.