Carol Conklin, LCSW-R

Executive Director | Clinical Consultant

City Gate Life Recovery Center, Inc.

Counselor • Educator • Advocate

Carol Conklin is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo.

Carol has advanced clinical training in: sexual addiction assessment, evaluation, & treatment; healing from childhood trauma and abuse; marital and sex therapy; and substance & behavioral addictions. She is also a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These techniques are synthesized into a unique curriculum that is applicable to both individual and group therapy situations.

Carol is a popular workshop leader and conference speaker. She serves as a consultant for the Buffalo News, and local television and radio stations, for issues related to sexually compulsive behavior.

In addition to her clinical work, Carol has 15 years of executive level management experience.

Rebekah Chen, LMHC, CCPS

Assistant Director

City Gate Life Recovery Center, Inc.

Rebekah addresses mental health from a holistic point of view to approach one’s overall wellness through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Rebekah specializes in working with partners of sex addicts, as well as walking with a client through the trauma and pain of intimate betrayal towards hope, healing and wholeness.

She uses a wide variety of techniques to meet the client’s best needs, including but not limited to dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and reconciliation training, among others. She has also worked extensively alongside individuals and couples struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, substance use disorders as well as overall health and wellbeing concerns through both individual and group treatment. Rebekah appreciates the opportunity to walk alongside individuals and couples to aid in recovery, healing and growth.

Rebekah Chen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from the University at Buffalo. She is also a Certified Clinical Partners Specialist – Candidate through The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (


We welcome our newest City Gate staff members Priscilla & Jayne; thank you for joining the team this past Spring 2021!