Erica Mitchell, Ph.D.


Erica Mitchell, Ph.D.

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CFT Clinic Director


  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, Couple and Family Therapy Specialization, Michigan State University
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., Psychology, Michigan State University

Areas of Interest

  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Community-engaged scholarship
  • Program evaluation
  • Clinical supervision and training
  • Couple and family relationships
  • Accessibility of relationship services
  • Perinatal health
  • Infidelity

Dr. Erica A. Mitchell joined the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in 2023. Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor and Clinic Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Clinic. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor.

Dr. Mitchell has received formal training in various evidence-based interventions including Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and the Relationship Checkup. She is committed to providing clinical supervision and training informed by evidence-based practice.

Dr. Mitchell’s research evaluates brief, evidence-based interventions for couples delivered in community settings. She studies the impact of these interventions on relationship, mental health, and physical health outcomes. Her program of research is currently focused on adapting interventions for couples with low-income and economic marginalization during the perinatal period. Dr. Mitchell’s work has been funded by foundation and intramural awards.

Dr. Mitchell has also served in several leadership positions. She is currently an associate editor for a special section in Family Process, serves on the leadership team as the treasurer for the Couple and Intimate Relationship topical interest network through AAMFT, and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.