Mark Carpenter Ph.D


     Mark Carpenter is a clinical psychologist who has provided psychological evaluation and therapy services to clients in the southeastern Michigan area since 1992. With compassion and empathy, Dr. Carpenter utilizes an empirically-verified blend of tools from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and emotion-focused psychotherapies.  Dr. Carpenter’s view of psychotherapy is one in which clients acquire enhanced insight, adaptability, resilience, and spirituality for overcoming life’s challenges.

     Dr. Carpenter formed Carpenter Counseling Center in 2003 as an outpatient clinic serving clients in Milford, Commerce Township, White Lake, Brighton and surrounding communities. He has specialized in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Specific treatments utilized include: parent management training, individual psychotherapy for youth and adults, family therapy, and couples therapy.  Dr. Carpenter has served as a valuable mental health referral source for area pediatricians, internists, and local school social workers and psychologists for 27 years. 

     Dr. Carpenter graduated from Wayne State University’s School and Community Psychology program in 1992. While practicing as a Master’s level psychologist, he then earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational and Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University in 2001. Dr. Carpenter practiced psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan from 1992 to 2001, where his practice focused on the resolution of difficulties arising for children and adolescents from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and co-occurring behavior disorders.

     Dr. Carpenter is a native of southern Ohio. After graduating in 1981 from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, he spent 10 years in several business-related positions. Married over thirty years to a retired special education teacher, Dr. Carpenter and his wife have two adult sons.  Dr. Carpenter is an avid (but poor) golfer, actively-involved church member, and voracious reader of geopolitics and philosophy.

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