Therapist in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky Dan Bates, Therapist

Licenses: LMHC, LPC, LPCC

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy & testing only

Therapist in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky Dan Bates, LMHC, LPC, LPCC

Dan Bates, LMHC, LPC, LPCC

Dr. Dan Bates is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2010. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership from Western Seminary, a Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University. In his counseling approach, Dr. Bates works from a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) model, which focuses on the role of thoughts in psychological problems. He believes that by analyzing cognitions at different levels, such as schemas, beliefs, and automatic thoughts, we can gain insight into clients’ challenges. His interventions are aimed at identifying and addressing distorted or maladaptive thinking patterns. Dr. Bates incorporates mindfulness, acceptance, and related concepts to enhance the effectiveness of CBT. He finds that these practices, supported by neuroscientific evidence, can help clients develop healthier thought patterns and improve their well-being. His personalized treatment objectives involve challenging cognitive distortions, reframing interpretations, and fostering self-compassion. Through a collaborative therapeutic alliance, Dr. Bates works with clients to achieve their treatment goals using interventions such as cognitive restructuring, exposure, and behavioral experiments. In his work with couples and families, Dr. Bates uses a combination of the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). When working with couples, he draws upon the research-based principles of the Gottman Method. This approach helps couples improve their communication, build trust, and strengthen their emotional connection. Through various assessment tools and interventions, Dr. Bates assists couples in understanding their relationship dynamics, addressing conflicts, and fostering a deeper sense of intimacy and mutual support. In addition to the Gottman Method, Dr. Bates also incorporates Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques in his work with couples. EFT focuses on identifying and transforming negative patterns of interaction and promoting secure attachment bonds. By helping couples explore and express their underlying emotions, Dr. Bates aims to facilitate healing and promote positive relationship changes. For families, Dr. Bates utilizes the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) approach. This model is designed to address behavioral and relational challenges within the family system. Through a strengths-based perspective, he works collaboratively with families to identify and modify maladaptive patterns, enhance communication, and improve family functioning. FFT emphasizes the importance of empowering families and promoting positive interactions among family members. By combining the Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Dr. Bates strives to provide comprehensive and effective support to couples and families. My goal is to help clients develop healthier relationships, enhance emotional connections, and cultivate a harmonious and nurturing family environment. Outside of his counseling practice, Dr. Bates has a variety of personal hobbies that bring him joy and balance. One of his passions lies in the fine arts. He finds immense pleasure in exploring different forms of artistic expression, whether it’s painting, sculpting, or photography. Engaging with the creative process allows him to tap into his imagination, express his emotions, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Another hobby that brings him great delight is playing pickleball. This fast-paced and highly engaging sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. He loves the friendly competition, strategic gameplay, and the opportunity to stay active and connected with others. It’s a great way for him to unwind, challenge himself physically, and enjoy some quality time outdoors. One of the most enjoyable aspects of his life is torturing his kids with dad jokes. Sharing silly and groan-worthy jokes with them brings laughter and light-heartedness into their home. It’s a special way for them to bond, create joyful memories, and enjoy moments of shared laughter. These playful interactions remind him of the importance of finding humor in everyday life and nurturing a sense of fun and lightheartedness with his children.



  • Psychological Testing

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Caresource
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Skills


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please call us at 859-486-2810 to schedule an appointment with Dan Bates.

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