Licensed Professional Counselor, Assistant Clinical Director & Chief Wellness Officer
Dr. Michael Deitz is an Assistant Clinical Director and Chief Wellness Officer at Healthy Minds Therapy. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2020 and joined Healthy Minds immediately after graduation. Prior to VCU, he graduated from the College of William & Mary with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
His passions are in adulthood development, interpersonal psychotherapy, and providing emotionally corrective experiences for clients as they process past and present distress. As a former NCAA Division I student-athlete and coach, he also enjoys focusing research on mental health and athletics. Dr. Deitz strives to understand the lived experiences of different populations to promote advocacy for marginalized groups. He is a published author of a textbook chapter on the ethics of counseling stepfamilies, assisted in research on the lived experiences of teachers who are mothers and examined relationship distress as a mediator for adverse childhood experiences and mental health concerns.