Michael R. Whitehead, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Whitehead received his B.S. in Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University in 2007, his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Michigan State University in 2016. The combination of studying child development and training in Marriage and Family Therapy help give Dr. Whitehead a unique view of the family, and how problems develop and are treated. He primarily works with the whole family to find solutions to problems that are manifesting in one or more of the family members. In addition to helping families resolve their concerns, Michael enjoys teaching classes on topics ranging from: couple communication, emotion coaching, child-directed play, parent empowerment, and strengthening marriages.
Michael has also received training and supervision as a Play Therapist. His inclusion of play therapy as one intervention to use with his clients has increased the success he has had in treating a number of presenting concerns. His primary focus is on families with children and parents who have a diagnosis of ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders. He has also developed a research informed divorce adjustment program for children ages 9-12. Michael is currently an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. He love supervising therapists at the beginning of their career as well as helping therapists use play in their therapeutic repertoire.