MICHELLE D. CHAPMANPh.D.

Clinical Psychologist & Neuropsychologist

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology | Meridian University

M.A., Psychology | Medaille College

Cert., Criminal Justice Psychology | University of Queensland

B.A.A.S., Clinical Psychology | University of North Texas

A.A., Liberal Arts | Tarrant County Community College

THERAPY SERVICES:

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Marriage & Family Therapy

Group Psychotherapy

Career and Academic Coaching

EVALUATION SERVICES:

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations

Career and Vocational Assessments

OTHER SERVICES:

Community Outreach & Support

Clinical Supervision & Training

 

ABOUT DR. CHAPMAN

 

Dr. Chapman grew up in Paris, Texas, and returned to her home town to offer quality psychological services to her community. She is a proud local graduate of Chisum High School (Class of '03).  She went on to receive a bachelors degree from University of North Texas majoring in clinical psychology, with a triple sub major in sociology, anthropology, and geriatrics. She was then accepted to Madaille College's Department of Clinical Psychology, where she received a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Meridian University, with a focus in interpersonal psychology.  Her primary research interests include this, that, and the other. Her internship at Psychology Profs is largely focused on pediatric neuropsychology, with some adolescent career testing and coaching. She also has an interest in adolescent and group psychotherapy. 

 

Dr. Chapman brings to our clinical team, over a decade of healthcare experience across a variety of settings, including hospitals, public school systems, outpatient offices, and community clinics. She has worked in both administration, as well as direct nursing care (primarily with children and adolescents). She is currently preparing applications for doctoral study in clinical psychology, with intentions to pursue licensure in the state of Texas as a clinical psychologist.

 

Dr. Chapman has been married for 13 years and has lived in Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. (But we all know she's a Texan no matter what).  When not working with patients, Dr. Chapman enjoys spending time with her daughter (8 going on 18) and husband.  She enjoys attending heavy metal concerts (no, we aren't joking), and knitting sweaters for the chickens she hopes to one day call family (we may be joking).  She is also an avid player of 42--do not bet her money; you'll lose.  She's also a great cook, and even though she isn't good at fishing, she enjoys it. 

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

 

I generally work from an interpersonal perspective, and pull from two specific theories: dynamic and existential/humanistic.

What does all that even mean? 

Existential: What is the point... of everything? Life? Death? What do I think about myself? What do I think about others? Do I need others? Do they need me? Can I survive 100% alone if need be? Who would miss me when I'm gone? Who really makes my decisions? Me? My spouse or partner? My parents? The law? Am I really accountable? If so, to whom? Myself? God? This may sound depressing at first, but it certainly isn't. Existential therapy is all about creating meaning in one's life.

Dynamic: How aware am I of my thoughts? How aware am I that I do certain things, automatically? Are others aware? Does my childhood have anything to do with the me that exists today? Are there deeply rooted patterns to the way I respond to life's issue? Where did they come from? Are they positive or negative? Are there patterns in the way my relationships develop? What is my own role in those patterns? While psychodynamic therapy did stem from Freud's work, a lot of his work is no longer relevant to clinical practice. So don't worry: no couches, no oedipus discussions, and no creepily silent therapist who won't self-disclose.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Bar Association

American Psychological Association

Texas Psychological Association

Texas Psychology Legislative Advisory Board

Kentucky Psychological Association

American Board of Medical Psychology