Dr. Michael Thompson


About Me

Hello. I am Dr. Michael (Mike) Thompson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Utah with a PhD. in Instructional Psychology and Technology. I received both my bachelors (Marriage, Family, and Human Development) and PhD. from BYU and I received my masters from Loma Linda University in California. My passion is to help people with their relationships and other emotional needs. I have practiced in Utah Valley for 12 years.

The main theory that I use is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). The theory was originally focused on couples therapy and I love to do couples therapy. I also use the theory to help individuals and families improve their relationships. The focus on emotion allows me to teach about emotion, work though emotional issues, like depression and anxiety, and help people deal with their addictions. I have helped a lot of individuals dealing with the possibility of divorce.

I have been married for 15 years and have 5 great daughters. I often say that we never figured out the boy thing. I lived in Argentina for two years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In my free time I enjoy challenging games, sports, and movies.

I am excited to start a journey with you and hope that I can provide the tools you need to move forward in life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMFT #6212908-3902 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Written by K.Y. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks

I was grateful for what was the perfect match from the get-go....it proved very personal to me. In a world where a listening ear can be a rare find, if at all....I was able to drop my guard gradually as Dr. Thompson assured me of his desire to be hear for me, expressed in not only simple words/conversation, but in a 'tone' that I could interpret as being very sincere. We have a ways to go as we are still in the beginning stages of discovery and better understanding, but it feels good....I suppose my sense of knowing that I can trust him? Wishing for the best outcome for the both of us.

Written by L.A. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Dr. Thompson has helped me out a lot. I had doubt from the beginning but after time he has really helped me understand things better and how to control myself in certain ways. Very thankful and much appreciated!

Written by A.N. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship, and career

Dr. Mike is very professional, kind, always turns up to the video sessions on time and gives excellent heartfelt support. I am very happy to have worked with him and received great advice. Most importantly, I never felt judged and could be myself as his smiling face felt very accepting, and it was. I could open up without fear of being judged. A really lovely and kind counsellor!

Written by I.S. on Jun 27, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Dr. Thompson has provided me with great support. He helps me identify my issues with my family, and talks me through my bouts of anxiety. I appreciate his guidance.

Written by G.U. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Thompson has helped me a lot when it comes to my relationship , focusing on my studies and mental heath. I am very thankful to him that he listened to me nicely and responded actively.

Written by M.A. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

My experience with Dr. Thompson has been so valuable. He seemed to understand my concerns and situation very well after just a few exchanges. I have really appreciated his help.