Clearwater Counseling

Dave Bates, LPC, ABCST

Dave Bates, LPC, ABCST

Dave Bates is a Licensed Professional Therapist and a member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. He began his career working in a group home for teenagers. Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Oregon. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks for his Master’s degree in Counseling and continued his education with the Institute for Sexual Wholeness. He has recently been learning more about trauma and techniques for helping clients find healing.

Dave has a wide range of experiences with military families as well as members of the Native community. While Dave works closely with a number of local churches, he counsels all individuals and couples regardless of their faith or spiritual beliefs.

Dave enjoys many outdoor sports including fly fishing, hunting, skiing, and camping with his wife and their seven grandchildren.