Services Provided For

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Marital Conflict
  • Family Conflict
  • Organizational Conflict
  • Workplace Stress
  • Bio-psycho-social aspects of Acute and Chronic Physical Disease (e.g. Cardiovascular, Endocrinology, Gynecologic, Pediatrics, Arthritis, Cancer)
  • Referrals to Pharmacology, when indicated
  • Referrals to other appropriate agencies, when indicated
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Patients/Clients Served


  • Adults
  • Adolescents
  • Acute and Chronically Physically Ill
  • Seniors
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Students
  • Health Professionals
  • Business Executives

Type of Treatment

One of the most enriching experiences in life is understanding oneself and others. In consultation, I'll try to offer fresh insights about where your life and relationships are headed. Successful psychotherapy enables you to gain valuable self-knowledge and then to translate those insights into everyday thinking and interactions with others. Whether difficulties emerge from a medical or personal crisis, knowing that there is a trusted therapeutic alliance in which you can explore new ways to overcome stumbling blocks; recover a positive outlook and renewed sense of direction, can be life-sustaining.

Individuals require unique and individual approaches. As your psychologist, I combine my educational background and experience in Developmental and Medical Psychology with my clinical training and experience to discover the impact of personal, family, and medical illness on your life; and to develop insight oriented results toward the goals you wish to achieve. I am trained in several methods (e.g. Psychodynamic, CBT, etc.) and often take an eclectic approach to create a treatment plan to achieve an in-depth understanding of your problems so we can develop better solutions.

Additionally, when indicated, I refer to and collaborate with appropriate physicians, lawyers, nutritionists and other health professionals for the overall maximum quality of life for the individual in my care.


  • Dr. LaHood holds two licenses in the State of Michigan.
  • Dr. LaHood is licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Michigan.
  • Dr. LaHood is licensed as a Marital and Family Clinician in the State of Michigan.


  • Diplomate, Medicine and Psychology, American Board of Psychological Specialties
  • Diplomate Status, Forensic Examiner

Barbara J. LaHood, Ph.D., has been in practice for over 25 years. A former Faculty member of the Schools of Medicine at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. and The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. LaHood's practice includes a range of acute and chronic medical diagnoses. Dr. LaHood is trained in a variety of modalities and provides an approach best suited to an individual's circumstances. Her area of expertise includes Mood Disorders, Anxiety Depression, Relationship Issues, and Loss and Grief. Additionally, Dr. LaHood consults to organizations and businesses regarding management, personnel and conflict resolution issues.

Dr. LaHood holds Licenses in the State of Michigan as a Psychologist and as a Marital and Family Clinician. Services provided are both for couples, and individuals. A member of several National Professional Organizations, Dr. LaHood has published in the area of Bio-Psycho-Social Approaches to Chronic Illness.



Education / Professional Organizations



  • Post Doctoral Training - Bazini Medical Institute
  • Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Clinical Psychology Internship - University of Michigan Medical Center, Childrens Psychiatric Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • M.A. - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • MSW - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • B.A. - College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York


Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Michigan Psychological Association, Fellow
  • Academic Pediatric Association
  • American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
  • Michigan Association for Marital and Family Therapy
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Michigan Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners

Fees / Insurance


  • Fees are discussed directly with the individual(s) involved.
  • Reimbursement to the insured is expected if their policy includes coverage for a licensed mental health professional.

Make an Appointment

Appointments may be made by calling (734) 665-4162. Dr. LaHood will return calls within 48hrs. An attempt is also made to schedule visits, when requested, within 72hrs. of the initial phone contact with Dr. LaHood

The office number of (734) 665-4162, is answered 7 days a week, 24 hours.



Dr. LaHood's office overlooks the Michigan Campus, and offers a private consultation area and waiting room. Located in the Tower Plaza at the corner of East William and Maynard in the heart of Ann Arbor 1 block from the University of Michigan main campus.

Parking is only half a block away in the Maynard Parking Structure.

Address: 555 E William St. #23A, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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