Greg Bates, ARNP, PMHNP

As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Greg offers psychotherapy and medication management, often in conjunction with each other.  Greg offers both short and long term psychotherapy. Greg began working in the mental health field in 1972, and became licensed and accredited as a Nurse Practitioner in the early 90s.  He has worked in mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, acute care general hospitals on consultation teams, crisis centers and private practice for approximately 15 years.  Greg works with a variety of conditions, which include anxiety and stress, mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), life transitions, loss and grief, individual relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, family of origin issues (including childhood abuse), and geriatric mental health conditions.  He serves clients ages 18 and older.

Greg’s philosophy is “we’re all on this journey called life”.  He believes his role is to listen to and understand your life’s narrative.  As a guest, he will try to understand your hopes, wishes and goals in order to identify the obstacles in your way.  Greg will strive to guide, assist and walk beside you on your journey.  The goal of your interactions will be to enable you to live the fullest life possible and minimize and/or eliminate the obstacles in your way.  He applauds your willingness to come here and invest in your life, and considers it an honor to work with you.

Greg and his wife of 39 years moved to Washington in 1979.  They have three children, two of whom have special needs.  He considers his marriage and children to be his greatest teachers in his life.