Stephen Hart, Ph.D

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Dr. Stephen Hart has been on staff at American Behavioral Clinics for several years.  He has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University and a PhD in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver, Colorado.  Furthermore, Dr. Hart completed post-doctoral training at the Chicago Center of Psychoanalytic Studies.

Dr. Hart describes his treatment approach as being interactive – focusing on underlying, causative factors in a person’s or couple’s problems, and also on their positive strengths.  His theoretical orientation includes both contemporary psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, incorporating solution-focused approaches as needed.  Additionally, Dr. Hart emphasizes the fields of positive psychology and wellness.

Dr. Hart’s fields of expertise include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, couple/relationship issues, work/career issues, and wellness.

While at Michigan State, Dr. Hart was selected onto the Beta Chapter – Phi Alpha Honor Society in clinical psychotherapy.  Presently, he is involved in research on the application of positive psychology and physical/mental health.

Dr. Hart belongs to several professional organizations, including the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society and the American Board of Examiners where he is a Board Certified Diplomat.

In his free time, Dr. Hart enjoys fitness cycling, fine cuisine cooking, and reading, especially history, science, economics, and fiction.  He is also an avid sports fan.