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About Michelle Bates, MSW, LCSW

Michelle has dedicated her life to helping people on a deeper emotional level. She loves that as a therapist, she can do this while also assisting people in making meaningful and positive changes in their lives. One of her favorite moments is that “lightbulb” moment when a patient says, “I’ve never looked at it that way before,” which, for Ms. Bates, signals that an exciting shift is happening! As a provider, she validates patients’ experiences while helping them see that they do not have to be defined by them. One objective that she has for most patients is to help them learn to challenge old thought patterns that have them stuck in unhealthy cycles of behavior. For over fifteen years, Michelle has helped patients develop strategies and coping mechanisms during life transitions and has encouraged the formation of good habits. She is often told by her patients that she combines a genuine warmth and concern for their well-being with the ability to hold them accountable as needed, all of this done with appropriate and appreciated the humor.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • Phobia
  • badge-2 LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from Florida State University, located in Tallahassee, FL
– Member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Gateway NC



September 15, 2021

Always caring


August 27, 2021

Very supportive and easy to talk to


August 11, 2021

Michele is empathetic and understanding. Listening and offering guidance where needed


July 14, 2021

Michelle is very compassionate, balances listening with thoughtful responses. Offers uplifting praise along with critical insights


July 7, 2021

I appreciate Michelle's support!


May 4, 2021

She always listens


April 10, 2021

Michele is trust worthy and friendly

Michelle Enderlin is a wonderful therapist. I look forward to my visits with her.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.