Micah Vacatio, MSW, LICSW

B.A. University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Name of Medical/Graduate School:
University of Washington
MSW, School of Social Work
Seattle, WA

Micah Vacatio, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Micah’s mission is to transform the quality of life for people most vulnerable to mental illness and substance use disorders by providing a broad continuum of care that is inclusive, culturally competent, collaborative, insight-oriented and attuned to each client’s specific needs. Medically underserved communities disproportionally experience higher rates of poverty, healthcare disparities, and healthcare inequities. Micah maintains skills needed to provide care to these populations, including recognizing unexpressed needs, understanding of local data and statistics, knowledge of community resources, and a willingness to be an advocate. They employ integrated, strength-based approaches to help clients develop and pursue their unique paths to individual fulfillment. Areas of specialization include LGBTQ-affirmative therapy, gender identity, substance use disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma. Micah has special training and experience working with queer, trans/gender expansive individuals including those at various stages of coming out and gender transition. Regarding gender transition, Micah believes in using an Informed Consent model and working with you at a pace that makes sense for you. Additionally, they are familiar with various standards of care including WPATH and ICATH, and have experience collaborating with clients in navigating these models within health, mental health, and other systems. Micah is deeply devoted, professionally and personally, to the empowerment of disenfranchised groups and believes that diversity, inclusion and equity are vital to living our values and achieving our authentic self.  

Organizations and Associations:
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
National Association for Social Work
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work