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Psychologist and health service provider Michael R. LaValle, PhD offers a wide variety of treatments for patients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area suffering an assortment of mental health conditions. Dr. Michael R. LaValle has maintained his practice in Dallas, Texas for 22 years. Before establishing his private practice, Dr. Michael R. LaValle spent 11 years serving in various capacities in the field of psychology and mental health. Specializing in adolescent health, some of the establishments that Dr. Michael R. LaValle worked for include Hope Cottage Inc. in Dallas, Terrell State Mental Hospital, Brookhaven Medical Center in Carrolton, and Willowbrook Hospital in Waxahachie. Over the course of his career, Dr. Michael R. LaValle has used a variety of therapies with a diverse clientele. For adolescents, Dr. Michael R. LaValle has performed assessments on basic mental health and learning disabilities, as well as establishing group therapy for some patients and long-term individual psychotherapy for others. For adults, Dr. Michael R. LaValle has managed an on-going psychotherapy group, and led workshops for integrating step-families. Outside the realm of therapy, Dr. Michael R. LaValle has conducted adoption studies, supervised foster care placement of children, and established treatment plans for patients receiving services from multiple agencies.At his private practice, Dr. Michael R. LaValle provides psychotherapy and evaluations for people of all ages and groups. The primary screenings that Dr. Michael R. LaValle conducts are for depression, anxiety disorders, traumatic and attachment disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues including couples therapy, post-divorce adjustment, and blending families. Dr. Michael R. LaValle�s treatments include psychotherapies such as Development Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), clinical hypnotherapy, and meditative approaches including mindfulness-based stress reduction and centering prayer.Licensed to practice psychology in the state of Texas, Dr. Michael R. LaValle holds a Ph.D. with honors in Psychology from the University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

Work experience

Dec 1989Present

Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider

Private Practice
Jan 1993May 2008

Psychological Consultant

Christ the King Catholic School
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Dec 1989Jan 1991

Psychological Consultant

Willowbrook Hospital
Sep 1987Dec 1989

Psychologist/Treatment Team Counselor

Terrell State Hospital


May 1976Aug 1986


University of Dallas
May 1972May 1976


University of Notre Dame