Welcome.  My goal is to collaborate with you to accomplish your goals, to heal and to grow.  Treatment includes learning new skills, identifying barriers to change, clarifying your values, establishing sustainable improvements in your life, and developing an understanding of your core self through our relationship.  My primary theoretical orientation is Social Learning Theory and I use treatment techniques from CBT, Mindfulness-based CBT, DBT, ACT, Existential therapy, Humanistic therapy, and Family Systems.


I specialize in treating clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image disturbance in young adult and adult men and women. I also frequently work with clients who seek help with mood difficulties including depression and bipolar disorder. Anxiety disorders treated include OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, social fears, performance anxiety, and PTSD. Many clients address relationship issues with partners, parents, children, and/or family of origin issues.  







As you investigate treatment options, I encourage you to reflect on what has helped you learn and grow.  Just as each of learn to ride a bike or speak a second language, we also learn about relationships, our emotions, and ourselves.  You will find some information about my practice here.  I also welcome phone consulations to help sort out if there is a good match between you and I, whether I have the training and experience to help you, and whether we have the potential to work as a team.  My work focuses on helping adults and young adults with the in the following areas. 

- Realtionship Issues

- Parenting Issues

- Life Transitions

- Procrastination

- Mood Difficulties

- Anxiety

- Insomnia

- Grief & Loss


- Eating Disorders

- Anorexia Nervosa

- Bulimia Nervosa

- Binge Eating Disorder

- Emotional Eating

- Body Image Distortion


- Body Dismorphic Disorder

- Eating Issues in Men









- Mood Disorders

- Depression

- Bipolar Disorder


- LGBT friendly

- Anxiety Disorders

- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

- Phobias

- Social Anxiety

- Fear of Public Speaking & Performance

- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Suzanne F. Bates, Ph.D.