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About Me

Michael R. Mitchell, PhD,  LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy , Substance Abuse, and maintains a private practice in Decatur, Georgia..

With over 25 years experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Washington University  specializing in Psychology, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are stress management; family therapy, blended families; pre-marital; alcohol/chemical dependency; seperation and divorce; loss and grief; GLBT and PTSD.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Michael has presented Seminars, Workshops and Presentations to general audiences speaking on the topics related to Health and Wellness; Divorce and Children Coping with Divorce; Alcohol and Drug Education; Parenting Skills, Crisis Debriefing and EAP Health Seminars.

Michael is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates Humanistic and Holistic models, cognitive-behavioral  methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With confidential compassion and understanding, Michael works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


International University -  PhD in Behavioral Health - 2012
United states International University - San Diego, CA -  1985
Washington University-St. Louis, MO - MA degree in Psychology - 1977
Pitzer College - Claremont, CA - BA degree in Psychology - 1976

License, Certifications & Awards:

Licensed Marriage  & Family Therapist:  GA
Substance Abuse Professional NAADAC
Board Certified Professional Counselor
California Community College District Life Credentials: Counseling, Student Services, Psychology Instruction.

Additional Training:

Argosy University Certificate of Achievement for specialized training to provide a safe space for individuals regardless of their sexual identity, gender identity, diversity characteristics or circumstances.

Professional Activities and Memberships:

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
National Association for Addiction Professionals
Georgia State DUI Clinical Evaluator
Georgia Association for Conflict Resolution
American Psychotherapy Association

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