About Michelle Bates, MSW, LCSW
Michelle has dedicated her life to helping people on a deeper emotional level. She loves that as a therapist, she can do this while also assisting people in making meaningful and positive changes in their lives. One of her favorite moments is that “lightbulb” moment when a patient says, “I’ve never looked at it that way before,” which, for Ms. Bates, signals that an exciting shift is happening! As a provider, she validates patients’ experiences while helping them see that they do not have to be defined by them. One objective that she has for most patients is to help them learn to challenge old thought patterns that have them stuck in unhealthy cycles of behavior. For over fifteen years, Michelle has helped patients develop strategies and coping mechanisms during life transitions and has encouraged the formation of good habits. She is often told by her patients that she combines a genuine warmth and concern for their well-being with the ability to hold them accountable as needed, all of this done with appropriate and appreciated the humor.
Education & Certifications
– Master of Social Work from Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, FL
– Member of the National Association of Social Workers.
- Anxiety / Panic Disorders
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Technique
- Depressive Disorders
- Adjustment Disorder (major life change, grief, divorce)
- LGBTQI+ Related Needs
- Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluations
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May 26, 2022
Michelle is so professional with what she does, she helps you to really think about how to resolve the problem you maybe having.
May 26, 2022
I would like a new therapist. Im not feeling a connection with Michelle
September 15, 2021
August 27, 2021
Very supportive and easy to talk to
July 14, 2021
Michelle is very compassionate, balances listening with thoughtful responses. Offers uplifting praise along with critical insights
July 7, 2021
I appreciate Michelle's support!
May 4, 2021
She always listens
April 10, 2021
Michele is trust worthy and friendly