Dr. Michael Huxford, Psy.D.

Michael Huxford

I help people find the motivation to investigate their health and wellness.

Dr. Michael Huxford – Psy.D., LPC

Dr. Huxford knows that people are intriguing, and their stories are never dull.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, nationally certified counselor, board-certified professional counselor, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  He enjoys watching people re-author their story, live better lives, and achieve their goals.

He has been a college instructor for nearly 15 years, and read as many new novels each year as possible.

Dr. Huxford’s teaching experience centers on reproductive health education and human sexuality,  however he has taught a range of courses including Animal Behavior, The Psychology of Men, Developmental Psychology, Gender and the Media, Neuropsychology Assessment, Personality Psychology and Assessment, Ethics, and Psychological Measurement for Psychologists and Counselors.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science, Black Hills State University; Master of Science, South Dakota State University;  Doctor of Psychology,  University of Northern  Colorado.

He has taught at the community college, baccalaureate, and graduate levels of higher education. In addition, he has served as a major rotation supervisor in health psychology and neuropsychology, and is a past training director for doctoral training with APA accredited internship program at Ft. Meade Veteran’s Administration. He has co-authored a textbook for introductory students in the field of psychology. His research experience, publications, and presentations involve the biology of aggression, teaching of psychology, psychotherapy integration, neuropsychological assessment, brain injury, supervision of counselors and psychologists, psychotherapy outcomes with at-risk youth, and masculine development. He has been involved in program development and evaluation for the National Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Huxford has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, inpatient mental health treatment programs, primary care, and emergency departments.  His focus is on evidence-based treatment and comprehensive psychological evaluation as a basis for psychotherapy. His psychotherapeutic approach involves motivational interviewing and humanistic, interpersonal lines toward best patient outcomes.  Areas of specialty include:

  • Pain
  • ADHD & Neuropsychiatric  developmental disorders
  • Learning Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pre/Post Bariatric Surgery
  • Health Outcomes & Behavioral Psychology

Appointments with Dr. Huxford may be scheduled by contacting Scovel Psychological at 605-721-8822.