Michael J. Maley, PhD LP

Over the course of my 40 years as a psychotherapist I have explored many ways to help people change, reduce their suffering, and live more productive, healthful lives.  The disciplines I have studied and practiced include Somatic Psychology, Acupuncture and Energy Psychology, Mindfulness, EMDR, and Brainspotting.  My primary current modalities of therapy are a blend of somatic workmindfulnessEMDR, and Brainspotting. (see below for more information)

As a therapist, I work with adults experiencing traumas of all kinds including early life attachment trauma, PTSD, shock traumas from automobile accidents, sports injuries, sudden critical incidents, and traumatic losses.  I also can help with mood disorders like anxiety and depression, chronic shame, addictive patterns, difficult life transitions, relationship struggles, and the experience of moving into a more spiritually based life.

We know from neurological studies and personal experience that healing occurs best in spaces that provide a good therapeutic alliance, an environment that feels safe, and therapeutic tools that can change patterns deep in the brain.  I do my best to provide those for my clients.  I also believe that the most important agent of change is the clients own internal wisdom and awareness, and I attempt to help people find that Center in themselves.

Educational Background
B.S. Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961)
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota (1967)
Licensed Psychologist, State of Minnesota (1971 – present)
Senior Trainer, Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (1977 – 2008)
Bachelors Degree, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (1979)
Approved Consultant in EMDR  (1999 – Present)
Certified in Brainspotting  (2016 – present)

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