Dr. Michael G. Selders is an experienced, licensed psychologist in Dallas, TX who specializes in the psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families. Dr. Mike provides cognitive-behaviorally focused therapies and other evidence-based approaches to treat a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems.
Dr. Mike travels the country empowering parents, educators, community leaders, and other clinicians through keynote speaking, didactic workshops, seminars, and lectures. A major part of his personal and professional development and identity have been guided by the African proverb and principle, “I am because we are, and because we are, therefore I am.” This principle, along with experience and training across a variety of academic and clinical settings have helped to shape his understanding of and clinical approach to working with individuals, families, and communities.
In addition to managing a very successful private practice in the heart of South Dallas, Dr. Mike serves as the Chief of Psychology Services at Dallas County’s largest public hospital and a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern). He is actively involved in teaching and training future psychologists, conducting research, and has authored and co-authored various publications on the racial identity and socialization experiences of African-American parents and youth. Dr. Mike is the founder of the NDUGU Rites-of-Passage Institute (NROPI), which is an African-Centered Institute committed to promoting the spiritual, psychological, emotional, and social development and well-being of young men of African descent. He is an alumnus of Southern University and A&M College of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Studies, and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology.
Dr. Mike is an active member of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), American Psychological Association (APA), United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA), the Coalition for African-Centered Rites of Passage, the Southwestern Regional Scholar Advisory Committee of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and many other organizations. He currently serves as a professional consultant to multiple independent school districts, private schools, community-based organizations, and residential treatment facilities. He is also the board chairman and advisory board member to several community-based, advocacy, and not-for-profit organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.