Michael Moates

Prof. Michael Moates, MA, LP, LBA, LCMHC, LADAC

Professor Moates is a Licensed Psychologist, Behavior Analyst, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He holds 23 clinical licenses in 11 different states. In addition to clinical practice, Professor Moates educates students at a non-profit university in California. He teaches both general education and psychology coursework.

Moates has been in the mental health field since 2016 working in various modalities including in home, behavioral hospital, school, center-based, and telemedicine programs. He believes in a strong holistic approach in which he does a through intake, collaborates with you to build your treatment plan with goals that empower you, and facilitating you on your journey to the best version of yourself.


2023 – Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Student

2023 – Master of Education (MEd)

2023 – Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership

2021 – Master of Arts (MA) Area of Study Psychology

2017 – Bachelor of Science (BS) Concentration in Psychology

2021 – Associate of Science in Biology

2018 – Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice


May 2022  Speaker: Admiral of the Texas Navy Presentation to Master Sergeant Walt Raemhild

April 2022  Conversion and Shock “Therapy”, Virginia Board of Medicine

April 2022  Letter: United States Congress: Concerns Regarding the Abuses in the Practice of Behavior Analysis

February 2022  Petition: Certification for Licensure as Practitioners of Behavior Analysis, TX Dept. of Licensing and Regulation

February 2022  Petition: Certification for Licensure as Practitioners of Behavior Analysis, State of Washington

February 2022  Petition: Certification for Licensure as Practitioners of Behavior Analysis, Virginia Board of Medicine

February 2022  Letter: Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board Meeting, State of Kansas

January 2022  Letter: Board of Medicine, State of Virginia

September 2021  Committee Meeting: Student Health Advisory Council

September 2021  Speaker: Lone Star College Board of Trustees  Disability Services

August 2021  Speaker: Lone Star College Board of Trustees  Disability Services

April 2021  Meet the Candidates: Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD Board of Education Election Event

April 2021  Campaign Event Advocacy for Marilyn Tolbert, EdD

March 2021  Letter: State of Texas Senate and House of Representatives

October 2020  Speaker: City of Denton Council Meeting

October 2020  Letter: Senate Judiciary Committee, United States Congress

August 2020  Speaker: Use of Force Committee Meeting

July 2020  Speaker: Use of Force Committee Meeting

May 2018  Speaker: Eagle Mountain Saginaw Board of Trustee Meeting

December 2017  Letter: Department of Defense (Research  FOIA)


Moates, M. (2022). The Deadly Signs of Mass Shooters. Denton Record Chronicle

Moates, M. & Russell, P. (2021). Educational Approach to Leadership, A Holistic Conference

Moates, M. (2021). Chaotic Crime Scenes No Place For Unarmed Mental Health Professionals. Denton Record‐Chronicle.

Moates, M. (2021). Hypnosis as an Intervention: A Response to Medical and Psychological Emergencies.

Moates, M. (2021). Good Leadership for Student in COVID 19 Times. Dallas Morning News.

Moates, M. (2021). Criminal Justice Reforms: A Leadership Change from the Echo Chamber.

Moates, M. (2021). Concept Paper: A Holistic Approach in Patient Communication for First Responders.

Moates, M. (2021). An Organizational Report: First Responder Organizations and Approach.

Moates, M. (2020). Change Theories: A Systematic Approach to Education.

Moates, M. (2019). Virtual Reality to Treat Veterans Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Moates, M. (2019). Those Who Attack Transgenders Are Anti‐Freedom and Liberty. Daily KOS.

Moates, M. (2019). The Ethical and Legal Issues of the Psychology Profession.

Moates, M. (2019). Power Struggle Relationships: Emotional Labor Between Couples.

Moates, M. (2019). Making A Research Claim: An Academic Approach to Qualitative and Quantitative Research.

Moates, M. (2019). A Reform on Empathy: Evaluation of the Hug Between Botham Jean’s Brother and Amber Guyger.

Moates, M. (2018). Affirmation, Validation, and Good versus Bad Relationships.

Moates, M. (2017). Oppositional Defiance Disorder ‐ Maladaptive Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Moates, M. (2017). Effects of Video Games on Societal Violence.

Moates, M. (2017). 10 Things Every High School Freshman Should Know.

Moates, M. (2016). Should Students Diagnosed with Autism Have a Dual Diagnosis?

Moates, M. (2016). Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy What effects does it have? An Empirical Report.


2022 Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 Membership Award, Civil Air Patrol

2021 Appointment as Health Services Officer, Civil Air Patrol

2018 Appointment as Ambassador, PragerForce

2018 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

2016 Admissions To The Tarleton Honors College

2014 Selection for Forensic Science Team, SkillsUSA

2014 Appointment to SkillsUSA Courtesy Corps

2014 Air Force Outstanding Cadet Ribbon

2014 Air Force Association Award

2013 Community Service Award

2013 Air Force Superior Performance Ribbon

2013 Air Force Sergeant Association Award

2012 Longevity Award, Civil Air Patrol

2012 Air Force Leadership Ribbon

2011 Veterans of Foreign Wars Award

Professional Memberships

Community College Professor Affiliate, American Psychological Association Member, Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Member, Christian Counselors of Texas Member, Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies, Fielding Graduate University Senior Member, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary Member, National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society Member, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Former Student Member, Association for Psychological Science Former Student Member, American Bar Association  Former Member, Community Emergency Response Team Former Member, International Society of Psychiatric‑Mental Health Nurses Former Member, American Nurses Association Former Member, Texas Nurses Association Former Member, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps