Michael McAtee LMFT

Micheal McAtee, LMFT

Michael McAtee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) providing individual, couples, and child/family therapy. Michael completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in Theater & Performance Studies and his masters degree in clinical psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. Additionally, he has completed post-graduate coursework specializing in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. 
Michael has held positions as a therapist and clinical supervisor in both out-patient and in-patient mental health settings, including drug rehabilitation centers, community clinics, university counseling centers, and K-12 settings throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Michael’s approach to treatment is a synthesis of several evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, existential, and family systems. He emphasizes the interconnection of mind, body, and spirit, as optimal healing and lasting change occur when our efforts are focused on the whole person including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Patients will be guided through identifying the underlying factors contributing to their concerns, developing more constructive ways of coping, and creating a more conscious and fulfilling life. 
Concerns commonly addressed in therapy include anxiety, depression, fear, anger, and relational trauma, as well as ADHD, substance abuse, stress management, identity issues, and self-improvement. 
Michael is also deeply passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and has served as board member of the Southbay chapter of PFLAG, has provided support groups to adolescents dealing with gender and sexual identity issues at both the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Southbay LGBTQ Center, served as guest speaker on Daddy Squared podcast, and has written articles on the experiences of same-sex parents for gayswithkids.com.
Always collaborative and strengths-focused, Michael works to provide a supportive, non-judgmental and safe space for patients to explore and better understand themselves, process their fears and desires, and attain the life they imagine.