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About Dr. Michael McNulty

Michael McNulty, PhD, LCSW, LICSW - Biography 

Mike McNulty

Michael McNulty has over thirty years experience in counseling and psychotherapy. He has extensive training in psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. He blends this background with contemporary evidenced based approaches, such as The Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy. His clients, students and colleagues often characterize his style as humanistic and collaborative. 

Michael was personally trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. In his work as a Senior Certified Gottman Relationship Therapist and Master Trainer, Michael conducts trainings for other professionals in The Gottman Method.  He facilitates Art & Science of Love couples’ workshops, and acts as consultant to the Gottman Institute's professional development program.  Michael has also presented three times at The Annual Gottman Conference on working with couples when one partner suffers from attention deficit disorder (ADD), and on bringing with The Gottman Method to Sri Lanka.  

Other topics of relationship expertise include infidelity, divorce, and pre-marital counseling.  

Michael has taught graduate level psychology and social work students and trained clinicians at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The University of Chicago School Social Service Administration's Professional Development Program, and The Institute for Clinical Social Work. 

Since the tsunami of 2004, he has traveled Sri Lanka 18 times to teach Sinhalese and Tamil lay counselors coursework on basic counseling skills. In 2009, Michael was a named a Fulbright Senior Specialist and received funding for his work in Sri Lanka in 2009-2010.

He has also presented on the The Gottman Method at Northshore University Health System’s Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Louisiana State University School of Social Work (Baton Rouge) The Center on Halsted (Chicago), and The Illinois Psychological Association.  He has presented on other topics to various agencies and groups in the Chicago area. 

He is a graduate (MSW, 1986) of the The Catholic University of America and the (PhD, 2000) Institute for Clinical Social Work (PhD).

For further information on the Couples Workshop, please contact:
Michael McNulty, PhD    -    MikeMcNultyPhD@gmail.com

Phone:  (847) 328-0106
Fax:  (847) 328-5497

The Chicago Relationship Center - 2 offices to serve you...
708 Church Street, Suite 258
Evanston, IL 60201

735 St. Johns Avenue, Suite 100
Highland Park, IL 60035 

Gottman Couples Therapy

Serving the Chicago Metropolitan area with offices located in Evanston, IL. and Highland Park, IL., The Chicago Relationship Center provides individual counseling services and psychotherapy. Locally for counseling and therapy, both offices serve the counties of Cook County, Lake County, and DuPage County and the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding communities including Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake, Wauconda, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Zurich, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Highland Park, Northbrook, Winnetka, Arlington Heights, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Des Plains, Glenview, Evanston, Park Ridge, West Ridge, Norwood Park, Bartlett, Roselle, Itasca, Bloomingdale, Addison, Franklin Park, North Side, Uptown, Lake View, Logan Square, Northlake, Elmhurst, Lombard, the Lower West Side, Cicero, Brookfield, La Grange, Downers Grove, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Carol Stream, Illinois.