Michael Ator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michael Ator, LCSW-S

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I work with clients patiently and efficiently to overcome depression and anxiety, manage stress, improve confidence and self-esteem, and move through grief and other major life changes.

I have extensive experience with substance use disorder treatment, intimate partner violence and trauma recovery, sexual health and gender dysphoria/transitioning. I work closely with the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Clients have described me as patient, centered, nonjudgmental, intuitive, sincere, and honest. I use a holistic approach that blends a variety of cognitive behavioral, client-centered and trauma-informed techniques, and is tailored to you and your specific needs and issues.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Cancer Survivors
  • Hiv / Aids
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • People With Disabilities
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Bright Healthcare
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
,
Friday Health Plans
,
Medicare
,
Optum
,
Oscar Health
,
Oxford
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
7
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
61935
Texas
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Houston
MSW
2015