Mike Knerr, Ph.D., IMFT-S

Mike is a highly experienced, Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist, extensively trained to provide treatment for individuals, couples, and families. As an active clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy his areas of competency include:

  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Counseling
  • Individual Counseling for Adults
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders
  • Clinical Supervision

Mike has a proactive and positive approach to therapy. He provides a safe place for people to face the issues that are troubling them and then collaborates with them to develop strategies and solutions to deal with those issues.

In working with individuals, Mike works with young adults – helping them transition to college, employment, and adult relationships. He works with seniors as they relate to their adult children and grandchildren. He works with all the ages in between on a variety of issues including work difficulties, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety and stress, substance abuse, ADHD, divorce recovery, co-dependency, and significant life transitions.

In working with couples, Mike offers premarital/commitment counseling, couples counseling, discernment counseling, co-parenting through divorce, and blended family therapy. He has extensive experience helping couples struggling with poor communication including anger and excessive arguing, negotiating roles & boundaries, getting along with in-laws/extended family, parenting and step-parenting issues, substance use/abuse, intimacy concerns, power struggles, recovery from affairs, money rooted marital conflict, as well as balancing work and home obligations.

In working with adolescents and children, Mike’s work goes beyond behavioral interventions and solving school performance problems. He works with parents to develop treatment plans which tap into the strength of the family system and create an environment in which their children and adolescents can achieve their maximum potential. 

Mike grew up in a suburb of Washington D.C. Prior to becoming a therapist, he worked training and supervising college campus ministers in New England. In addition to a Masters of Divinity degree, Mike received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. He moved to Columbus and completed his doctoral degree at The Ohio State University in 2008.

In addition to his clinical work at ICFT, he currently serves as a Clinical Faculty member at North Central University training future Marriage and Family Therapists. Mike is an AAMFT approved supervisor.