Marie Bates


About Me

I am Marie Bates, a licensed professional counselor in private practice. I have been a therapist for 20 years. I received my Masters Degree from Neumann University. I have experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, trauma and abuse, bereavement and life changes. My approach is one of compassion, openness and non-judgement so that each person is free to openingly share what is in their mind and heart. I utilize therapeutic approaches that would be the most helpful for the particular needs and goals of the individual such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Client Centered; Neurolinguistics; Humanistic and Energy Techniques. I can help with coping strategies to manage symptoms; provide a safe space to listen and respond to the thoughts and feelings that may be causing distress; help with encouragement and planning achievable goals; assist with effective communication skills and setting healthier boundaries where needed. I ask questions to help in the development of greater self- awareness which increases the potential for change and healing.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #37PC00292500 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Written by L.I. on Sep 13, 2019 after counseling with Marie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Marie Bates is terrific! She’s empathetic, asks thought-provoking questions and her experience shows. I would highly recommend her.

Written by J.E. on Jul 31, 2019 after counseling with Marie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Marie is a great listener and provides the support I need to feel better.

Written by A.L. on Jul 14, 2019 after counseling with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Marie found me in a dark place. She was an ear to listen to all my frustrations, negative thoughts/experiences, my thought processes, and made me feel like I was talking to a long term friend. I’m hoping my life gets better, she believes in me and my good intentions, and that made me feel a lot less alone in the world. It’s full of good people that want to help, she’s that and more, thanks Marie. Human to human, I love you, I may have never meet you in person, but I really think you did a great job helping me. Be patient, open minded, and just try.

Written by L.A. on Jul 11, 2019 after counseling with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I think she is amazing. Very supportive, insightful and helpful.