Michael P. Twohig, Ph.D.
I have been a professor of psychology at Utah State University since 2007 and do a small amount of clinical work on the side. As a professor, I teach graduate students how to be therapists via courses and in a practicum at a university-based clinic. While I research many topics, my main line of work has been on the development of ACT for OCD and trichotillomania, and the integration of ACT and exposure therapy. I have published 100’s of papers and many books on these topics. Even though I only see a handful of clients at a time, I have found that there are two groups of clients that do well with me. The first are adults with anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder) or obsessive compulsive and related disorders (e.g., trichotillomania). The other area came to me through clinical experience. I seem to be a good fit for professionals (e.g., other therapists, professors, executives). As a therapist I am easy going, compassionate, and relatively straight forward. I am problem-focused and open to short- or long-term therapy.
In my personal life, I am married and have two children. I love living in Utah and enjoy playing in the mountains. I ride bicycles, snowboard, hike, and rock climb…although poorly.
You can learn more about my day job here: utahact.com