Adam Bates Psy.D.

TMH Psychologist, Adam Bates

Adam Bates Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Okinawa and Online

Counseling and Psychotherapy at Shintomi Office

Adam received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles campus. Adam has worked with clients from a great diversity of cultural backgrounds experiencing a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression and stress/anxiety. Adam also has experience providing therapy to both individuals and groups, online and in person, and loves working with couples. Adam has worked with university students and parents, couples, and families of children struggling with illness.

As a therapist at Tokyo Mental Health, Adam works with adults and couples experiencing a wide range of challenges. Adam predominantly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered counseling, and emotionally focused therapy based approaches, but also draws on techniques from positive psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, differentiation/family systems, and solution-focused therapy. 

Through providing sincere empathy, warmth, caring, and unconditional positive regard, Adam offers a safe place for people to tell their whole story, including their strengths and resources, and feel deeply understood while also gaining greater insight and becoming more of an expert on themselves. This alone is experienced by many people as helping them to gain clarity and a better sense of what they should do, or would like to do. Adam also helps people understand the issues which may have brought them to therapy in new ways which may be more conducive to finding solutions, and helps clients cultivate realistic hopefulness. Adam then seeks to help clients recognize and develop strengths and coping skills, including more useful ways of thinking. Adam also supports and encourages people in translating what they have learned into establishing new ways of behaving which more effectively serve their interests and allow them to feel proud of themselves. Finally, Adam helps people take credit for the positive changes they have made, and create and implement a plan for how to maintain their gains.

Specialties, Populations Served & Treatment Options

Both online and face-to-face counseling


  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Self-Care
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues 
  • Ineffective communication

Populations Served

Treatment Options