About Michelle Bates, MSW, LCSW
Michelle has more than 15 years of experience treating adults and seniors. She provides gender-affirming mental health care and completes gender-confirmation surgery evaluations. Michelle uses cognitive behavioral therapy to assist patients in developing strategies and coping mechanisms and challenging old patterns that create intrusive thoughts. Her favorite moments are the “lightbulb” moments when patients say, “I’ve never looked at it that way before.” This signals that a positive shift is happening.
Education & Certifications
Master of Social Work (MSW) Florida State University
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