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Thomas J. Gates, American mental health services professional. Certified counselor, marriage and family therapist, chemical dependency specialist III,Washington Nationally certified addictions counselor World War II. Recipient President award Scholar, Pepperdine College, 1968.


Gates, Thomas J. was born on July 29, 1950 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Delton O. and Violet B. (Barone) Gates.


Bachelor in Humanities, Seattle University, 1974. Bachelor in Education, Seattle University, 1977. Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science, Whitworth College, 1985.


Groupworker, Toutle River Boys Ranch, Castle Rock, Washington, 1978-1984;substance abuse counselor, Community Alcohol & Drug Center, Longview, Washington, 1984-1991;mental health therapist, Lower Columbia Mental Health Center, Longview, Washington, since 1991. Family counselor Cowlitz County Family Court, Longview, Washington, 1983. Supervisor candidate Cons.

Aluminum Company of America Aluminum, Vancouver, Washington, 1983-1984.


Volunteer State Literacy Council, Seattle, 1974-1976. Core team member Longview/Kelso (Washington) School district, 1984-1990. STAR team member, Kelso School District, 1990-1991.

Member Lower Columbia Personnel and Guidance Association, Chemical Dependency Professionals Wash.State, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Washington State Counseling and Development, Washington Mental Health Counselors Association Clubs: Toastmasters International (Able Toastmaster).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collections of books, outdoor sports & activities, sponsoring youth.


Married Karla D. Schutt, November 24, 1984.