About Dr. Michael Reiter
Michael D. Reiter, Ph.D. LMFT, has been a practicing family therapist for the past 30 years. He earned his M.S. and Ed.S. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida with specializations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. He then earned his Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Michael is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida and an Approved Supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a State Approved Supervisor for both Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.
Over his career, Michael has worked in home-based family therapy programs, community mental health centers, and in private practice. For the past 23 years, he was a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University teaching in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, and most recently in the Department of Family Therapy. He is currently a Core Faculty member at Capella University. Michael has been fortunate to gain training from some of the visionaries of psychotherapy including Insoo Kim Berg, Steve de Shazer, and Michael White. For ten years Michael worked closely with Dr. Salvador Minuchin, founder of Structural Family Therapy, engaging in a training program for family therapy students. This endeavor culminated in the publication of Minuchin’s last book, The Craft of Family Therapy, written by Minuchin, Reiter, and Borda. That book is in its second edition.
Michael has been heavily engaged in scholarship, having written 13 books, including Family Therapy: The Basics (Routledge, 2023), A Therapist’s Guide to Writing in Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2023), Therapeutic Interviewing (2nd ed. Routledge, 2022), Systems Theories for Psychotherapists (Routledge, 2019), Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice, & Theory (Routledge, 2018), and Case Conceptualization in Family Therapy (Pearson, 2014). His books have been translated into Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Italian, and Korean. Michael has also published over 20 journal articles and presented at state, national, and international conferences regarding a variety of therapeutic interventions and models.
Michael is married to a Clinical Psychologist, has two children, and two cats. He enjoys writing (books and music), playing sports (racquetball and disc golf), and traveling.
Throughout his academic and professional career, Michael has taught thousands of students and supervised hundreds of therapists-in-training, bringing his mix of solution-focused, experiential, and results driven viewpoints to help both therapists and clients more quickly and efficiently achieve their personal and professional goals. Through both support and challenge, Michael works with people to expand their self-identities and assist them in living the lives that they desire.