Playing the brain for a change!


Dr. Elizabeth Michas is licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Florida (PY4751) since 1992. Her clinical practice at Michas, Valentine & Gill Psychiatric Associates includes psychological and neuropsychological assessment in addition to her primary focus of psychotherapy. Her specialty areas include treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

She is the founder and CEO of MindWorks Psychology, LLC which offers brain-based coaching and consulting as well as professional workshops and trainings for continuing education on Neuroscience to practice methods. She has developed an Emotional Pain Intervention (EPI)™ framework which utilizes neuroscience breakthroughs and psychotherapy integration keys to end emotional pain and stuckness. Her hypnotherapy training courses meet the standards of the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCCH) for professionals seeking certification by the board. The brain-based hypnotherapy course also meets the requirements set by the Florida Board of Professional Regulations to practice hypnosis.

Professional Credentials
Dr. Michas received her B.S. in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) from Florida State University, where she was distinguished as Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate. She obtained her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A & M University. Her clinical training was completed with a 2-year internship and post-doctoral work at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center-Westchester Division, where she was introduced to the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in 1990.

From 1991-2006, she served as Clinical Program Director for Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s Psychiatric Treatment Center, a 48-bed inpatient unit of a general-medical surgical hospital. Throughout these years, she provided consulting services to hospital corporations, such as Humana, Columbia, and HCA. She is currently on Medical Staff with consulting privileges at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to provide in-patient psychological and neuropsychological assessments, evaluations and psychotherapy.

From 2001-2008, Dr. Michas developed and hosted a weekly public education broadcast, “Matters of the Mind” on News-Talk Radio-WFTW 1260AM for the Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Florida Psychological Association
  • Academy for Eating Disorders
  • National Eating Disorders Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists
  • Certified Master Practitioner of Rapid Trauma Resolution®, Rapid Resolution Therapy® and Advanced Clinical Hypnosis