Mitch Whitman, PhD
Licensed mental health counselor; consultant
Dr. Mitch Whitman holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington.
Dr. Mitch has worked in the mental health field for 30 years. His experience has included social with Child Protective Services (CPS); clinical work at Skagit Discovery with severely behaviorally disordered children and youth; Burnaby Counseling Group in British Columbia, where he developed a treatment program for sexual addictions and offenders; and Bayside Associates in Bellingham, where he also completed his doctoral clinical internship.
Dr. Mitch enjoys working with individuals, couples, and groups, in both short-term cognitive and behavioral therapy as well as longer-term psychodynamic therapy. His areas of specialty include marital/relational conflict and infidelity, mood disorders, trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, sexual identity confusion, sexual addiction, and faith and spirituality issues. His work with couples includes weekly therapy, customized/individualized marriage intensives, classes, and retreats. He approaches his work from an integrated and practical theological and psychological perspective.
As a psychological consultant and trainer with the Arrow Leadership Team of North America (www.arrowleadership.org), Dr. Mitch has been actively involved in leadership development over the last 18 years. His professional experience extends to cross-cultural counseling, training, and both short- and long-term missionary contexts. He offers global counseling, training, and consultation on child abuse and neglect, sexual offender treatment, and a wide range of counseling issues. Over the past 30 years he has traveled extensively in his professional work with groups including Operation Mobilization, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), World Vision, The Salvation Army, and Pioneers International. He is on the professional clinical staff of Cornerstone Counseling Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Dr. Mitch conducts a number of speaking engagements and workshops around the world. He is author of the book Challenging the Darkness: Child Sexual Abuse and the Church (1994).
He and his wife, Jill, have been married for over 30 years; together they have two young adult daughters.
For more info about Dr. Mitch's practice and services, please visit www.mitchwhitman.com.