Michael McNulty, Ph.D.
Certified since 2005

Michael McNulty, Ph.D.

MSW, PhD, LCSW (Illinois, Alaska) LICSW (Washington)

708 Church St., Suite 258 Evanston, IL  60201 United States
Online Therapy Bellingham, WA  98225 United States
Provides online therapy



Weekends (Intensive & Marathon Sessions Only), Weekdays (50 and 80 Min Sessions Only)

Insurance Accepted


Blue Cross/Blue Sheild of IL (Illinois Only)

Payment Methods
  • Credit cards
  • Degree: MSW (1986) PhD (2000)
  • Field: Psychotherapy/Clinical Social Work
  • Year graduated: 1986
  • Practice since: 1986
  • License states: Illinois, Washington, Alaska

Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have openings for weekly therapy sessions. I continue to have time for intensive/marathon couples therapy.

I divide my time between Evanston, IL and Bellingham, WA. I offer in-person and Telehealth sessions, and a combination of the two.

Over the past 35 years, I have worked with couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of concerns and goals, in a variety of contexts. I became the first certified Gottman Relationship Therapist in Illinois in 2005, and provided consultation to the first group of Chicago area therapists who became Gottman certified by 2008.

I approach therapy with empathy and respect, attempting to meet partners where they are and focus on areas most relevant to them. I draw upon contemporary psychoanalytic approaches, trauma theory, The Gottman Method, Collaborative Couples Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy. My style is often described as humanistic. I am known for my ability to empathize deeply with both partners, while helping them to face difficult conflicts.

I have traveled to Sri Lanka 22 times since the 2004 Tsunami to support lay counselors there in their work. I have a significant amount of experience working with Indian and Sri Lankan couples.

I was one of the first 5 Master Trainers chosen by The Gottman Institute. I regularly lead: The Art & Science of Love: A Weekend Workshop for Couples, and Gottman Level 1, 2, and 3 trainings for professionals. I have been a consultant for The Gottman Institue’s professional development program since 2006 and have helped 15 other therapists become Gottman certified.

I have interviewed for 30 plus articles, radio/tv programs, and podcasts for media outlets such as Business Insider on issues related to The Gottman Method.

I had the privilege of co-authoring a textbook chapter on recovery from betrayal with Drs. John & Julie Gottman in 2017.

Special populations

Trauma, Ambiguous Loss, Recovery from Betrayals and Affairs, Neurodiversity

  • Online Therapy
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • ADHD
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Infertility
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
Specialized Ages
  • Adults
  • Elders