Presenters' Bios


Keith Cates, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH

Dr. Cates is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alabama and Georgia, a Licensed Counselor Supervisor in Alabama and Georgia, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH). He earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University in 2009, his Ed.S. in Guidance and Counseling in 2005, and his M.A. in Psychology in 1997.


He has been in the field of mental health services since 2002 and has worked in hospital, clinic, community, and higher education settings. He has experience teaching in counseling and psychology graduate and undergraduate programs; supervision and clinical direction of educational and community counseling programs; managing mental health programs, staff, program evaluation and client evaluation in educational and community settings, and providing clinical counseling and supervision services in face-to-face and distance formats.


He is the owner and operator of 3RAVNAR, LLC. which provides mental health training, consulting, counseling, & supervision services. He also provides supervision for associate level counselors seeking licensure in Alabama and Georgia.