About Richard Cates, LPCC

Richard Cates received his master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northern Kentucky University and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Morehead State University. He has experience working with children and families of children with a variety of mental health disorders. He has most recently worked in a hospital setting providing individual and group therapy to clients ages 5 to 80 and facilitating a chemical dependency and substance abuse group. His areas of specialty include marital and couples issues, child and adolescent behavioral issues, child and adolescent substance abuse and dependence, sexual abuse, sexual behavioral issues, anxiety and parenting skills. He provides individual, couples, family and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults ages 6 to 65+.

Richard J. Cates treats patients starting at 6 years old.


  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry
  • Education & Certifications

    Northern Kentucky University, Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling|University of Cincinnati, Bachelor's