David P. Mikkelson, Ph.D., M.Div.

David P. Mikkelson, Ph.D., M.Div.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Clinical Specialties: Couples and Families, Spiritual Issues, Military Issues, Adultery Recovery, Parenting, and AAMFT Supervision

Dr. David P. Mikkelson is our Director of Supervision. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor who brings many years of leadership experience to HCCC. He grew up in a military family and served as a Marine Corps artillery officer for 11 years and then as an Army chaplain for 18 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2013. David has been counseling for over 25 years, first as a pastor and later as a trained clinician. He enjoys living and working at the intersection of faith and science, helping people achieve their counseling goals through sound clinical methods that also respect and incorporate a client’s faith commitments. As a military chaplain, he actively protected every person’s right to choose and practice his or her religion, and he is dedicated to respecting the faith commitments of each person. Over the years, David has gained expertise in helping with marriage and family issues, healing from adultery, parenting, communication, spiritual issues, and clinical supervision. He also has many years of experience helping military couples address the unique pressures and challenges of military life.

David holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University (1984), a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (1995), an M.S. in Counseling Psychology (2002), and has been a licensed clinician since 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in 2015. He has trained and supervised more than 50 pastors, residents, and interns, and has been training AAMFT supervisors since 2010. He has been a clinical trainer and conference presenter across the U.S. and in Europe on various topics and has authored several articles and a book chapter. He and Suzanne married in 1984. They have three married sons and four grandsons. David enjoys reading history, hiking, kayaking, and traveling the world.

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