Dan Bates, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor

About Dan as a Therapist

Dan Bates is a clinical mental health counselor, licensed in the state of Washington and certified nationally. He is the author of When Parenting Backfires: Twelve Thinking Errors that Undermine Parents Effectiveness, available on Amazon.

Training and Background

His educational background includes a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Masters of Arts in Ministry and Leadership- Chaplaincy Specialization. Dan earned both degrees from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He also earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development from Washington State University in Vancouver.

Dan has been practicing for over five years and has extensive experience working with families involved in the justice system who are dealing with addictions, abuse, building relationships. He has worked with individual clients regarding depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. And he has worked with couples dealing with addictions, conflict, and communication issues.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Vocation
  • Identity
  • Grief
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Substance Addiction
  • Pastoral Counseling

Counseling Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Additional Information

In addition to his clinical experience, Dan has served as a hospital chaplain, experience doing youth and college ministry, and has done pastoral counseling. He plans to continue writing and hopes to begin a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience in the near future.

In his free time, Dan loves to hike, see movies with his wife, and play with his daughters.