Dr. Metcalfe is a licensed, counseling psychologist and co-founder of M&N Psychological, PLLC. He has over 32 years of experience, the last 10 within the state of Texas. He has worked in hospital settings, community mental health, universities, and more recently, as a police psychologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Early in his career, Dr. Metcalfe’s dissertation received the Barbara A. Kirk award for outstanding student-initiated research and has contributed to his interest in providing dissertation consultation and support to graduate students who may struggle with their research. Dr. Metcalfe is also well-versed in the areas of specific learning disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder and provides both assessment and ongoing therapy for individuals with these concerns. Dr. Metcalfe is Level 1 Trained in Gottman Methods Couples Therapy. He has a wealth of experience working with couples who are experiencing challenges in their relationships and helps them identify the problem areas and how to overcome them to enjoy a more satisfying relationship. Dr. Metcalfe’s primary focus for the past six years has been as a police psychologist providing L-3 evaluations for police officers, fitness for duty evaluations, and therapy for law enforcement personnel and their families.
Dr. Metcalfe emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship in his work with clients and incorporates several theoretical orientations. He finds psychodynamic theory often useful in understanding the etiology of a person’s problems and also utilizes interpersonal, existential, and narrative approaches to deepen that understanding. Insight alone is often not sufficient in resolving problems, however, and Dr. Metcalfe most often will rely on cognitive-behavioral principals to initiate and reinforce positive change. His warmth and enthusiasm put clients at ease and greatly facilitates the therapy process.