Charlottesville - Rio Road
BA in Psychology (Georgetown College)
BA in Communication & Media Studies (Georgetown College)
MA in Clinical Psychology (University of Indianapolis)
Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (University of Indianapolis)
Focus & Specialties
- Life Transitions
- Behavior Management
- Children 10-12
- Young Adults
Micaela Bates, Psy. D
I am a licensed clinical psychologist that works primarily with pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, and self-harm/suicidal ideation. My approach to therapy is integrative and mainly blends cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, and interpersonal therapy. I believe in taking a collaborative and relational approach to treatment, being strengths-based, and utilizing humor throughout. I work to meet each client where they are at, approach everything with cultural humility and authenticity, and will always do my part in ensuring that therapy is a safe and nonjudgmental space for individuals and families of all backgrounds.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Communication and Media Studies from Georgetown College and then obtained my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I’ve provided therapy and assessment services in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospital outpatient clinics, intensive outpatient programs, community mental health centers, college counseling centers, and schools.
When I’m not working, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, taking care of my (many) houseplants, drinking lots of coffee, and trying to keep up with my wild puppy, Otter. I work out of the Charlottesville North office and provide face-to-face, walk-and-talk, and teletherapy for families across Virginia.