Dr. Michael Clatch

Psy.D., Founder and CEO

My Approach

Dr. Clatch’s strengths-based and empathic therapeutic approach is designed to maximize the potential and well-being of those facing life’s toughest challenges. His goal is to listen empathically and guide you in safely exploring your challenges and fears as you work together to maximize your potential, embrace your strengths, and experience inner happiness. One of his greatest strengths is the ability to connect with others, and he facilitates these connections by creating a safe space for patients to speak from the heart and face their fears and uncertainties. With Dr. Clatch’s support, you will embrace and channel your inner strengths honestly, openly, and positively to help you overcome challenges and experience growth and success.

Ages Treated | Children, Preteens, Teens, Adults

About Dr. Michael Clatch

My Experience

Psychology is a calling. My calling. And I have known from an early age that I would spend my life helping others. I was born into a family business where we dedicated our life’s work to nurturing, educating, and caring for children; I have operated nursery schools, daycare centers, and summer camps. It was those instrumental years that proved my calling and passion to help young people overcome the problems that prevented them from reaching their greatest potential in life and finding their inner happiness, strength, and voice. A career in clinical psychology was the natural choice for me.

I received my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Psychology from National-Louis University. My Master’s thesis discussed how adolescents responded to the death of their fathers, a topic I chose because my father died when I was fourteen. After completing my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University, I dedicated my dissertation to the effects art therapy has on adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome.

My clinical training and career have brought me to a variety of facilities, including an urban hospital, a juvenile justice facility, a therapeutic day school, and private practices. The success I have achieved working at such a diverse group of facilities has allowed me to develop experience with a large cross-section of patients. This exposure has been instrumental in the development of Courage to Connect.


National-Louis University, B.A.
National-Louis University, M.A.
Midwestern University, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychology

Languages Spoken




Treatment Modalities

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy

If you’re ready to take the next step, make an appointment now.

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