Author, speaker, and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson knows pain and despair firsthand and combines her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith to address issues surrounding medical and mental health disorders, both for those who suffer and for those who care for them.
Dr. Bengtson holds a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she specialized in neuropsychology. She interned at the prestigious University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She completed post-doctoral training experiences at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and at the University of Alabama Health Sciences Center in Birmingham, Alabama. She has been practicing neuropsychology for twenty-five years and in private practice for close to two decades.
The author of Hope Prevails: Insights from a Doctor’s Personal Journey through Drepression, (Revell ‘2016), Dr. Bengtson’s lastest release is Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises, (September ‘2019). In this age of anxiety, we worry about our children, jobs, homes, health, and finances. News and social media feed our fears. Even the fear of missing out leads to anxiety. The solution isn't to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety but to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence—and then use the weapons of power, love, and a sound mind to fight back and live in God's peace.
Sharing her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others, Dr. Michelle Bengtson reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything. She provides tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now, and, more importantly, shows you how to reclaim God's peace as a way of life so that you can break anxiety's grip.
Dr. Bengtson lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with her husband of thirty years, two sons, and two dogs. Dr. Bengtson holds on to the conviction that every individual has worth, and because it’s not over until God says it is over, we have hope. When she needs time to relax, refresh, and recharge, you will most likely find her by a large body of water somewhere, soaking in God’s goodness.