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Dr. Dionne Bates

Dr. Dionne Bates, L.P.C., C.P.C.S., is a licensed professional counselor who holds a B.A. in sociology (with an emphasis in deviant behavior), an M.A. in counseling psychology, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. 


Accomplished AuthorLicensed Professional Counselor

PHD in CLinical Psychology

author of the Self-SOULstice self-affirmation model.
Dr. Bates works with her clients to help them reach optimal mental health by
teaching them to affirm themselves, affirm others, and live authentically.

She is a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
and is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor.

From 2010-2015 Dr. Bates was an educational psychologist at Georgia Southern University’s Counseling Center, where she had responsibility for students’ mental health needs and provided education and support to faculty and staff. During her time at GSU, she also served as SAFE SPACE coordinator and represented the counseling center on the university’s Professional Development Council. Dr. Bates also taught graduate studies, serving as an adjunct professor in GSU’s College of Education and Alabama A&M University’s Department of Psychology and Counseling.

In 2015, Dr. Bates started her own practice, which she moved to Marietta, GA, in 2017. She’s been serving the mental-health needs of clients in the metro Atlanta area ever since. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Bates provides a range of psychotherapeutic, supervision, and consultative services. She is also an accomplished author, having published an e-guide, “Six Steps to an Emerging Authentic, Affirmed Self,” and numerous articles with the Atlanta Tribune, VoyageATL, Blavity, Your Tango, and several national and international academic journals.

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