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Michael D. Gatson

Dr. Michael D. Gatson who currently serves as the Director of a Mental Health Clinic in the VA Maryland Healthcare System. He is involved in the treatment of service members and veterans with chronic combat-related post-traumatic stress disorders and marital issues. Michael also serves as contributing faculty at Walden University, UMUC, and The Catholic University. Also, he served as an Officer in the United States Army Medical Reserve for seven years. As a researcher, practitioner, consultant, and author he has dedicated his career to serving, educating and training some of the most vulnerable populations. Michael is also the founder of G&E Associates, LLC, a motivational and consulting firm; providing clinical consultation, workshops, and training to other behavioral health-care providers. He has presented more than a hundred seminars on PTSD, Suicide Prevention, LGBTQ, and HIV/AIDS. Michael has published in several professional journals on PTSD, Suicide Prevention, and LGBTQ military families. Michael's most recent publication is his first illustrated children’s book entitled Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Michael is a graduate of Northwestern State University. After earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Finance, He continued his education at Grambling State University earning a Master's of Social Work. Michael spent a few years working as a clinical provider. After working in the field, he decided to complete his Ph.D. in Psychology.