Dr David S Bathory, Psy.D.

Dr Bathory is a licensed psychologist, who has experience working with all ages. He holds a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Purchase and earned his Doctorate in Psychology from The Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Dr Bathory provides clinical services, such as evaluations/assessments and psychotherapy, conducts research and consultations, and lectures and presentations throughout the world.

Dr. Bathory has multiple published works in the fields of psychology, behavioral economics, education and art. He frequently lectures at conferences and at Universities in the USA and internationally. He is an invited Field Study Participant for the World Health Organization on Diagnostic Categories for ICD-11, a certified member of the American Psychological Association, and the World Association for Transgender Healthcare He is currently a member of the WPATH Standards of Care 8 Revision Committee. He serves as a board member for TransMentors International and Beyond Welcome. He volunteers his time to provide support and co-facilitates the transgender support group of Winston Salem.

Dr. Bathory specializes his practice in 4 areas; Psychological Trauma, Neuropsychology & IDD, Gender Identity, and Redesigning Healthcare Systems.

He offers individual and group psychotherapy to help people to overcome their history of trauma and abuse and solutions to nations to overcome complex psychological trauma (such as wars or disasters) through a variety of interventions (Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Depth Therapy and Relational Dynamics).

His practice in neuropsychology focuses on providing unique solutions to assist IDD

children and adults who have neurologically based disorders that effect behavior and cognition (Seizures, ADHD, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cellular Dysregulation Disorders, Heavy Metal Poisoning (e.g. Lead), and other difficulties).

Within the area of Gender Identity, Dr. Bathory provides evaluations, individual and group and family psychotherapy for children and adults who are experiencing gender dysphoria, are non-binary, transgender or are intersex. Therapy here focuses on helping assist these individuals and their families with necessary evaluations and letters for medical transitioning and emotional support through their journey.

Accessing healthcare and forming a cooperative relationship with providers, funding sources (such as private insurers, or ministries of government) is an international struggle. Dr. Bathory works with both small and large practices and practitioners, to create more healthy systems of care, as well as, with Nations to redesign their healthcare systems.

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Michele Shadden LCSW

Michele is a licensed clinical social worker and NC Certified Social Work supervisor.  She earned her master's in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill.  Michele also holds a Master's  in divinity from Hood Theological Seminary.  Michele has extensive experience  providing individual, group and family  psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults in public and private settings.   She is a member of the National Social Workers Association and the North Carolina Social Workers Association and Deacon at Peacehaven Baptist Church.  

Michele specializes in LGBTQI issues for children, teens, adults and couples.  She is particularly interested in helping people overcome church hurt (bad experiences within their religious or spiritual journey).  In addition, Michele has recently begun working with elderly adults and their families in making adjustments to aging and health issues.  

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Emil D Eichelberger, LCSW

Emil, is a licensed clinical social worker.  Emil graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia with their Master’s in Social Work and  their BA in Psychology. Emil provides solution focused individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. They are a member of the National Social Workers Association and the North Carolina Social Workers Workers Association.  They also volunteer their time to provide support to Ala-Non, and co-facilitate the transgender support group affiliated with  Bathory International and Trinity Presbyterian Church of Winston-Salem.

Emil’s specializations include, Gender Identity, Transgender and Non-binary Identities (as well as other LGBTQI issues) for children, teens and adults, Emil provides individuals  with gaining letters for hormones, and gender affirming surgeries as well as proving gender affirmation therapy. They also have expertise in Psychological support for acute and chronic medical conditions such as renal failure, and other challenges.

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