Edward Huntley, Ph.D.

Edward Huntley, Ph.D.

Edward Huntley, Ph.D. is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan. He earned in Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from American University, where he received specialized training in evidence-based approaches for a range of behavioral, emotional and relational concerns. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Huntley has over 20 years of experience collaborating on NIH-funded research which has focused on the consequences of disrupted sleep in youth with chronic medical illness (e.g., abdominal pain. HIV, obstructive sleep apnea) and circadian and sleep mechanisms associated with the causes and treatment of depression and PTSD in young adults. His recent work has utilized survey and brain imaging methods to better understand how adversity (e.g., childhood maltreatment, neighborhood characteristics), family characteristics (e.g., parental monitoring and involvement), sleep, mental health, and identity development influence exposure to risk behaviors for adolescents and emerging adults. Dr. Huntley’s clinical and research experiences have shared a common thread focused on the emerging and substantial health vulnerabilities associated with the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Dr. Huntley is a member of the American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association and the Washtenaw Psychological Association.

Dr. Huntley completed his pre-doctoral internship at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute and his post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan-Department of Veterans Affairs Consortium where he completed a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Fellowship accredited by the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. In addition, Dr. Huntley developed expertise in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and adjustment concerns associated with pregnancy though specialized training in the Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Michigan.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Huntley has worked with clients from diverse populations and social economic groups in a variety of outpatient, school, and academic research settings including: American University, Children’s National Medical Center, Georgetown University, Howard University, and the University of Michigan. He has developed expertise in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship and adjustment issues in adolescents and adults. Dr. Huntley also has experience assessing and treating sleep concerns across the lifespan.

Dr. Huntley’s private practice is focused on the integration of evidence-based therapies to reduce symptoms, distress and promote well-being. Dr. Huntley draws primarily from Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is an approach to therapy supported by research and has been shown to be effective for a number of problems, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, adjustment and relationship problems. Studies find that CBT can significantly reduce symptoms, distress and promote well-being. Although Dr. Huntley’s approach is grounded in CBT, he approaches his work collaboratively and flexibly and when appropriate, integrates mindfulness techniques, components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to enhance the treatment and support movement toward accomplishing treatment goals.

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