J. Michael Atwater, PhD

J. Michael Atwater, PhD provides marital and family counseling services for the Palm Beach Gardens area.

About Dr. Mike

J. Michael Atwater, PhD, APA-CPP, is a licensed psychologist practicing for over 30 years in Palm Beach County. Using an individualized, multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Atwater assists his clients in leading more productive and satisfying lives. His expertise and experience include a variety of issues concerning adults, adolescents and children: marriage and family relational issues, anxiety, depression, abuse and bereavement. He is certified by The American Psychological Association in the treatment of addictions, recovery and relapse prevention.

In addition, Michael sees clients for life- career and life-success coaching and for evaluations of ADHD and learning disabilities. He also enjoys speaking before faculty and parent groups, at spiritual retreats and conducting pre-marital counseling workshops.

Dr. Atwater is the CE Director of GenesisCE.org, an online site offering continuing education for all mental health professionals. Find his Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest posts for GenesisCE.org at the linked buttons above.

Married 34 years with two adult children, Michael enjoys fishing, sports and his large, extended family activities.

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