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Dr. Michael S. Moates

Licensed Psychologist


(817) 934-9100



5764 N Orange Blossom Trl PMB 61546

Orlando, FL 32810

A Multifaceted Professional in Psychology and Education

Dr. Michael Moates, a seasoned psychologist and educator, has woven a career through clinical psychology, education, and behavioral science, contributing to psychological services, academia, and research.


  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Walden University (In Progress)

  • EdD, Leadership, Fielding Graduate University (Jan 2019 - Feb 2023)

  • MEd, Fielding Graduate University (Jan 2019 - Dec 2022)

  • MA, Psychology, Liberty University (Jan 2018 - May 2021)

  • BS, Psychology and Criminal Justice, Tarleton State University (Aug 2016-Dec 2017)

  • AA, Criminal Justice, Lone Star College (Sept 2015 - Jun 2018)

  • AS, Biology, Odessa College (Dec 2021)


  • Qualified Behavior Analyst, Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board

  • International Behavior Analyst, International Behavior Analysis Organization

  • Pan-African Behavior Analyst Doctoral Level, Pan-African Association of Behavior Analysis


  • Licensed Psychologist - VT, FL

  • Licensed Behavior Analyst - VT, IA, VA, FL

  • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor - VT

  • Registered Hypnotist - CT

Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, Crosspoint Mental Health Therapy

  • Adjunct Professor, University of the People

  • Employee Assistance Counselor, Life Works

  • Mental Health Technician, Universal Health Services

  • Student Behavior Analyst, Positive Behavior Supports

  • Behavior Technician, Centria Healthcare

Committee Work

  • Member, Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD - District Planning and Advisory Committee

  • Member, Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD - School Health Advisory Committee


  • Moates, M. (2023). Navigating the Path: Comprehensive Guide for Parents of Special Needs Children. Amazon Publishing.

  • 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). 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. (2021). Change Theories: A Systematic Approach to Education.

  • Moates, M. (2021). 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. (2017). Should Students Diagnosed with Autism Have a Dual Diagnosis?

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

  • Moates, M. (2016). Chaotic Crime Scenes: No Place For Unarmed Mental Health Professionals. Denton.

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

  • Member, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

  • Member, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy

  • Member, Oklahoma Counseling Institute

  • Member, CEAI Christian Educators

  • Member, Autism Society Acadiana

  • Member, Autism Community in Action

  • Member, Attachment & Trauma Network

  • Member, Brain Injury Association (BIA) of Mississippi

  • 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 Member, Community Emergency Response Team

  • Former Member, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses


  • 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 and Space Organizational Excellence Award

  • 2016: Admissions To The Tarleton State University 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

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