Michael Detweiler, Ph.D.

Executive Clinical Director - North Carolina, Florida

My Why

I got my clinical start working with anxious individuals and have been hooked ever since. CBT treatments are both fast and effective, so I get to watch youth blossom on a regular basis. My why comes from personal experience. As a former U.S. Air Force medical officer and cancer survivor, I’ve been both doctor and patient. I’ve learned firsthand the importance of maximizing not only the effectiveness of therapy, but customer service as well. Simply put, I get that life is short. It’s too short to not live it to the fullest. That I get to make a career out of helping others do the same is my driving passion.

Michael Detweiler, Ph.D., served for over twenty years as an Active Duty Clinical Psychologist in the USAF, prior to joining Lumate. He had prolific career that spanned the globe working at nearly every level of that organization.  As a staff psychologist, he ensured the wellbeing of troops and their family members, ultimately earning the USAF Psychologist of the Year Award.  As a Commander, he led individuals and hospital units to peak efficiency, acing several inspections and netting multiple awards including the USAF Clinic of the Year Award.  As a Staff Officer at Medical Headquarters he drove medical policy for the Air Force and played a pivotal role in the development of the Department of Defense’s Behavioral Health Data Portal and in the launch of the military’s new electronic health record.  As one of only a handful of child and adolescent clinical psychology specialists, he ensured the delivery of federally mandated special education services to the children of Service Members living overseas.  He was a driving force in the planning and execution of the first US/UK Military Mental Health Symposium, lauded by top British and American Commanders. Michael deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Michael is a licensed clinical psychologist in several states.  He specializes in anxiety disorders.   He received his B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany.  He obtained his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville.  He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology at West Virginia University with a concentration in Behavior Analysis.  He completed a post-doctoral year at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital Boston.  In the military, he completed numerous courses in leadership and organizational management and is a graduate of the USAF’s Air War College.     

Michael originally hails from New York City but currently calls Durham, North Carolina home.  He spends most weekends exploring the many bike trails around his adopted city and playing board games with friends.  He’s an avid traveler who has visited over 30 countries to date and is always looking forward to the next adventure.  In terms of hobbies, Michael enjoys cooking, hiking, and swimming. He aspires to get certified as a scuba diver.  His favorite pastime is spoiling his 3 nieces.

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