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Graduate School of Psychology
Virginia Tech, Naropa University, Virginia Military Institute
Michael A. Lythgoe is an expert group leader, somatic oriented counselor, and adult educator with unique experience creating dynamic change and sustainable growth for more than 20 years in government, business, not-for-profit, educational, and healing communities. Mike’s strengths include emotional and social intelligence, practical and transpersonal psychology, contemporary adult education, and the use of creativity and play in learning and growth. Mike holds a B.A. in Economics from the Virginia Military Institute, has earned a M.A. in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. In addition to his formal university studies, Mike has trained in massage therapy, Healing Touch, gestalt and psychodrama, and other various healing and psychotherapeutic modalities. Mike is currently an assistant professor, body psychotherapy concentration coordinator and core candidate at Naropa University, teaching in the Somatic Counseling Psychology program within the Graduate School of Psychology. He also maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and change management. As an educator and scholar, Mike’s research interests include counselor education and supervision; the use of touch, movement and the body in psychotherapy; counselor development through multi-cultural perspectives; men’s mental health; and healthy human sexuality.