Michelle Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Dr. Michelle Hendrickson (pronouns: she/they) has been practicing independently as a licensed psychologist since 2019. She received her doctorate degree in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2017. Prior to independent practice, they completed their pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center on the Clinical Child track. Her post-doctoral training took place at Jackson Health System/University of Miami with an emphasis in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children, adolescents, and families. She has worked in a variety of settings, including community outpatient mental health, psychiatric inpatient, and full-fidelity DBT programs.
As a clinical child psychologist, Dr. Hendrickson’s practice focuses primarily on working with children, adolescents, parents, families, and young adults. Dr. Hendrickson works with a variety of presenting problems, including behavioral and compliance difficulties in young children, anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, suicidality, self-harm, eating disorders, substance use, and other risky behaviors.
In her work with clients, Dr. Hendrickson strives to create an environment of safety, understanding, warmth, and acceptance. They believe a collaborative therapeutic relationship is an essential component to successful treatment. Dr. Hendrickson enjoys helping clients learn new skills and work towards living a meaningful life in line with their values and personal goals. Dr. Hendrickson utilizes a variety of evidence-based cognitive and behavioral modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure Therapy, and Parent Management Training (PMT). She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Dr. Hendrickson believes in the integration of social justice and trauma-informed care into her work. As a member of the community, they are passionate about providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.
In her spare time, Dr. Hendrickson finds joy in spending time with their partner and animals (a dog, two cats, and a hedgehog), powerlifting, hiking, reading books, playing board games, and drinking good coffee.