Meet the Doctor

Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson, PhD, author, speaker, podcast host, clinical neuropsychologist

Meet Dr. Michelle Bengtson

She lives to break the grip of anxiety and fear, foster regeneration, and renew life in her readers and listeners.

She frequently speaks from John 10:10:

“The thief only comes to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.”

From her own personal experience and professional expertise as a clinical Neuropsychologist, she unpacks these words, recognizing in her life and others’ the brokenness that attends life, but also the concrete steps we can take as we walk with Christ through the thin places of life.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s passion is to restore hope, renew minds and empower others to live in their God-given identity.

Dr. Michelle Bengtson entertained several dreams in her life: becoming a doctor, having children and writing a book. She studied neuroscience, becoming a board-certified neuropsychologist almost 30 years ago. A few years later, the birth of her first son brought her second dream into reality. God planted the third dream in her heart as a young girl. A few years ago, she published her first book, multi-award winning author of Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression. Since then, she authored three more books including the award-winning Hope Prevails Bible Study and Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises. Her next book, Today Is Going to be a Good Day: 90 Promises From God to Start Your Day Off Right, is scheduled for release through Revell in May, 2022. She expanded her vision and became an international speaker, podcast host, and coach with a mission to restore hope, renew minds and empower others to live in their God-given identity.

This doctor knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to help others be all God created them to be. Using sound practical tools, she affirms worth and encourages faith. Dr. Bengtson offers hope as a key to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm. Throughout her career as a clinical neuropsychologist, and now as a speaker, author, podcast host, and coach, she encourages others to focus less on their self-esteem and more on how God esteems them by knowing His truths offered in Scripture. She loves offering practical resources to help you, her audience, grow in your walk with the Lord.

Hope-Filled Perspective: God gives beauty for ashes

Professional Bio

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and mental disorders in children, adults, and seniors.

Dr. Bengtson graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology, from Nova Southeastern University in 1995. She then went on for additional specialty training at several premier training medical centers in the country for Neuropsychology.

She completed an American Psychological Association approved specialty internship in Neuropsychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. There, she had the opportunity to work in neurology, rehabilitation, consultation and liason, and The Child Study Center.

Dr. Bengtson completed her first post-doctoral fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She then completed an additional two-year fellowship in Neuropsychology at the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center.

She received training in psychological and neuropsychological functioning, assessment, and treatment of pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics.

Dr. Bengtson received her board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Bengtson worked at several major medical centers prior to starting her private clinical practice in Southlake, Texas in the year 2000. She worked in rehabilitation, consultation and liason, hematology and oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry departments of both pediatric and general medical institutions. She worked extensively with patients suffering from chronic mental illness, traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, learning disabilities, attention and memory disorders, developmental disorders, and psychological difficulties.

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