Wildwood Behavioral Health
Madison, Connecticut, United States
Dr. Mike Hinkley is the Founder and Executive Director of Wildwood Behavioral Health. Wildwood Farm is Dr. Hinkley’s vision for an evidence-based clinical, extended treatment program uniquely suited for the LGBTQ+ person living with SUDs or behavioral health primary.
Dr. Hinkley is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders. His professional training is a unique combination of psychotherapy, spiritual and personal development. He served as a parish priest for 20 years while being a healthcare ethicist.
Much of his training as a counselor was in the Vatican and the Gregorian University’s Institute for Spirituality and Psychotherapy. This unique educational experience provides Dr Hinkley’s work with a mission of promoting human dignity, self-esteem and integral authenticity for the consumer of healthcare. Dr. Hinkley’s educational background includes studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Middlebury College, Catholic University, Georgetown University, Yale University, the Gregorian University, Alphonsiana University, and Fordham University.
Early in his career, Dr Hinkley worked with Mother Teresa of Calcutta serving the needs of men with HIV/AIDS, many of whom were IV drug users, unable to access the healthcare system due to the fear and prejudice of the epidemic. Over the last 10 years following his MSW from Fordham that clinical specialized on substance abuse disorders, Dr Hinkley has focused on research and development of Queer Normative Theory. This specific address of the unique psychosocial factors in treating the LGBTQ+ person, is the working foundation for Wildwood Behavioral Health and its residential program, Wildwood Farm.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM