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Dr. Frederic B. Tate

Licensed Professional Counselor


Dr. Tate grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, and completed his undergraduate work at King College in Bristol, Tennessee with a double major in psychology and art. He attended Southern Illinois University for his doctorate and holds clinical affiliation in art as therapy from Essex County Medical Center in New Jersey. He has worked in the fields of school psychology, substance abuse, cognitive impairment, and recently retired from Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, where his caseload included inpatient clients diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), primarily psychosis and bipolar disorder. Also, he worked closely with family
members impacted by SMI. He has held adjunct faculty status at The College of William and Mary, and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Specializations include integrative art as therapy, Jungian dream analysis, LGBTQIA+ issues, grief/bereavement psychotherapy, and supporting those who have family members with SMI. Dr. Tate has hospice experience, works with individuals diagnosed with terminal and life-threatening illness, and supports those grieving the loss of a loved one. He has written numerous journal articles and is author of the book, Dying and Grieving: Offering Comfort to Those in Pain. He studied under Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in the mid 1980’s. Dr. Tate serves clients eighteen and older. He enjoys biking, kayaking, yoga,
and relaxing with photography and slaughtering the classics on his piano.

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