Michele (Mollie) Poorman, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Poorman started in private practice in 2004 working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Prior to starting her private practice, she was a clinical director at a psychiatric hospital and a therapist at a juvenile correctional facility. Dr. Poorman received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Child and Family Psychology from Michigan State University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Northwest Ohio Consortium.

Dr. Poorman is a family systems and cognitive behavioral therapist who adjusts her approach to meet the needs of the individual and family. She believes in empowerment, practical coping skills, mindfulness, and the power of selfcare. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, trauma, women’s issues, behavioral problems, ADHD, developmental transitions and learning difficulties. Dr. Poorman enjoys her work and feels fortunate that people share their story and challenges with her. She believes that seeking help is a sign of strength and respects clients’ willingness to be vulnerable in order to accomplish their goals.

Dr. Poorman serves on Ele’s Place Clinical Issues Advisory Board, the Wellness Committee at her church, and the Governing Board for Child and Family Services. When not working, she enjoys walking in nature, bird watching with her husband, working in the yard, shopping at TJMaxx and any activity with her children.

Michele (Mollie) Poorman, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

271 Woodland Pass, Suite 216
East Lansing, MI 48823-2060


Phone: 517-347-6944
Fax: 517-347-6912
Email: poormanm@msu.edu