Timothy W. Balke, Ph. D.

Director of MA and Certificate Programs
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
(651) 962-4641
MOH 445J, Opus Hall

Tim is a licensed psychologist and has worked in a variety of mental health service settings over the past 20 years.  He has had his own private practice for the past 12 years, specializing in individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and their families. 

Tim provides individual and couples therapy for adults, and he co-facilitates a weekly men’s therapy group. Tim’s scholarly interests include: important client, therapist, and societal factors for a therapist to consider in building an effective and honest therapeutic relationship with each client; the appropriate timing of and approaches utilized by therapists in addressing difficult issues with clients in therapy; and effective and respectful ways of working with adolescents and their families.

He believes it is essential and necessary for each student, who wants to become a therapist, to look at his/her personal and family history in regards to race, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. Tim is committed to assisting each student in his or her development as a competent, culturally-sensitive, and compassionate therapist.