Michelle Franklin PhD



1981 - to date

Clinician in private practice in Felton, CA providing individual, couples, group and family therapy.

1983 - to date

Group Therapy. Couples, Relationship, Codependency recovery, work addition, and compulsive overeating.

1995 - to date

Enneagram training. Dr. Franklin utilizes the Enneagram in Individual, Couples and Group therapies and teaches the Enneagram in these settings as well as in seminars.

2009 - to date

Collaboration Arbitration Mediation Professionals (CAMP). Psychologist coach, case coordinator, and parenting coach.

2006 - to date

Mediation Coach. Served as Psychologist Mediator in numerous cases, reducing conflict and maintaining focus upon the common good and an approach to the marriage dissolution that is fair to both parties.

2004 - 2009

Collaborative Practice of Santa Cruz. Psychologist Coach and Case Coordinator


Center for Early Education: Taught courses in counseling to psychology teacher faculty.


Associate Professor at UCLA. Taught courses in Object Relations, Working with Exceptional Children, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology and Psychology 101.

Pepperdine University. Taught courses in Working with the Special Needs Families and Developmental Psychology.

UCLA Wellness Center: provided individual and group therapy for compulsive over eaters. Treatment modalities included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, exercise and nutrition education.

1978 - 1979

Los Angeles Children’s Hospital: Post-Doctoral Fellowship as a clinician in the Psycho-Social department. Job responsibilities included individual therapy, hypno-therapy, and family therapy with children diagnosed with cancer.

1974 - 1978

1973 - 1974

Certifications and Training:

Mediation Training Intensive Mediation Training Program, 2004

Co-parenting and Child Coordination Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2009

Collaborative Divorce Training Collaborative Practice in Divorce, 2005; Skills for Effective Communication and Collaboration, 2007

Imago Relationship Trainer Certification Institute for Relationship Therapy, 1992

Moral Development Training Harvard University Psychology Department; participated in cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups and developed curriculum


Ph.D. UCLA, 1979
M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 1973
B.S. University of Texas at Austin, 1972

Dr. Franklin has participated in hundreds of hours of continuing education in recent years covering a wide range of topics including:  substance abuse, end of life issues, eating disorders, family therapy, divorce mediation, co-parenting, collaborative divorce and other topics.