Michael Ator (he/him)

Accepting Clients

Anxiety // Depression // Trauma // ADHD // Sexuality // Gender // Substance Use

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX


About My Clients

Clients come to me to overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety, manage stress, improve confidence and self-esteem, and move through grief and other major life changes. I have extensive experience with substance use disorder treatment, intimate partner violence and trauma recovery, sexual health and gender dysphoria/transitioning. I work closely with the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities.

My Background and Approach

I use a holistic approach that blends a variety of cognitive behavioral, client-centered and trauma-informed techniques, and is tailored to you and your specific needs and issues. I am currently accepting adults clients for individual therapy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Human rights, equity, and empowerment are core values. I devote a significant portion of my practice to working with older adults and those seeking gender-affirming care. I'm also a rescue dog dad, musician, and a decent cook!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Friday Health Plans
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130/session

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