Tyler Bates, CSW
Tyler earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, with a concentration in Mental Health. During his undergraduate studies, Tyler worked as an attachment counselor at Youth Homes and completed his undergraduate internship at the Veteran’s Center in Missoula, Montana. During his graduate studies, Tyler completed his internship at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, assisting veterans with reintegration into civilian life.
Tyler is an Army veteran himself. He served six years in the military and deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. Tyler is very passionate about mental health awareness and the impact mental health has on the human experience. He has spent time volunteering for a non-profit called Xsports for vets which provides recreational activities for combat veterans and helped organize suicide awareness activities in the local community of Missoula, Montana.
Tyler’s clinical experience includes numerous populations, such as: veterans, adults with disabilities, children and adolescents, people in crisis, people with substance use concerns, individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, and people with mood disorders. Tyler has been has been trained in several therapeutic modalities that include: Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family. Tyler also has a number of hobbies that keep him busy, like woodworking, camping, traveling, reading, cooking, and watching football and basketball.