Michelle Kator, LCSW, has over 20 years of experience assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families facing a multitude of issues. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Developmental Psychology, Ms. Kator spent many years managing a residential home at the Center of Deafness, a therapeutic school for the hearing-impaired. Upon receiving her Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Illinois she provided counseling services with various community mental health organizations.

Ms. Kator has been associated with ACP Consultants since 1996 treating children, adolescents, adults who are struggling with mental health issues. Ms. Kator also provides emergency services at the Lake Forest Hospital Emergency Department. Previously, she has worked in various settings such as the Winnetka Police Department, Illinois Human Service Department Early Intervention Program, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital In-Patient Psychiatric Unit and Metropolitan Family Services Out-Patient Counseling Center.

It was during her graduate school experience that Ms. Kator started working with children on the autism spectrum. She has completed her Certification as a Relationship Development Intervention Consultant, which is a innovative and promising approach designed to remediate the dynamic deficits facing individuals on the autism spectrum. She is an advocate, speaker, clinical consultant and treatment provider for children on the autism spectrum.

As a mother of two children, Ms. Kator is very active in her community and recognized as a leader around parenting and mental health issues.