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Kate Dykhuis, M.A., TLLP

Katie DykhuisKate Dykhuis, M.A. is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychotherapist in the state of Michigan. Ms. Dykhuis graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, as well as an Academic Minor in General Biology. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy and is currently completing her doctoral education in Clinical Psychology at the University of Detroit Mercy. Ms. Dykhuis has provided psychotherapy and assessment services in a variety of settings including community clinics, general hospitals, integrated primary care, and forensic residential treatment facilities.

Ms. Dykhuis takes an integrative and evidence-based approach to treatment, utilizing psychodynamic, humanistic, relational and behavioral therapies to meet the needs of each individual. Ms. Dykhuis has received formal training in Dialectical and Behavioral Therapy (DBT) by a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) certified trainer.

Ms. Dykhuis is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy where she has taught Introduction to Psychology and Human Sexuality courses. Ms. Dykhuis currently holds membership in several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association (APA), APA Division 12, Section 10 (Society of Clinical Psychology), and Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC). Ms. Dykhuis’ scholarly research has been presented at annual meetings for several professional conferences, including the APA, Society for Neuroscience, and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).

Ms. Dykhuis is passionate about assisting clients of all ages in living a vibrant and colorful life. She is particularly experienced with treatments for depression, anxiety, living with chronic illness and/or chronic pain, relational issues, and trauma and sexual assault. She welcomes the opportunity to accompany clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations on their journey to find the fullest versions of themselves.


Miller-Matero, L.R., Dykhuis, K.E., Clark, S., Coleman, J.P., & Ahmedani, B.K. (2019). Treating pain in primary care: Optimizing an integrated psychological intervention based on perspectives of psychologists, primary care providers, and patients. Families, Systems, & Health. https://doi.org/10.1037/fsh0000416

Dykhuis, K. E., Slowik, L., Bryce, K., Hyde-Nolan, M. E., Eshelman, A., & Miller-Matero, L. R. (2019). A New Measure of Health Numeracy: Brief Medical Numbers Test (BMNT). Psychosomatics, 60(3), 271-277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psym.2018.07.004

Miller-Matero, L.R., Bryce K., Saulino, C. K., Dykhuis, K.E., Genaw, J., & Carlin A.M. (2018). Problematic eating behaviors predict outcomes after bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery, 28(7), 1910-1915.

Miller-Matero, L.R., Bryce, K., Hyde-Nolan, M.E., Dykhuis, K.E., Eshelman, A., & Abouljoud, M. (2016). Health literacy status affects outcomes for patients referred for transplant. Psychosomatics, 57, 522-528.

Burghardt P.R., Krolewski D., Dykhuis K.E., Britton S.L., Koch L.G., Pinawin A.M., Watson S.J., & Akil H. (2016). Nucleus accumbens cocaine-amphetamine regulated transcript mediates food intake during novelty conflict. Physiology & Behavior, 158, 76-84.

Miller-Matero, L.R., Dykhuis, K.E., Albujoq, K., Martens, K., Fuller, B.S., Robinson, V., & Willens, D.E. (2016). Benefits of integrated behavioral health services: The physician perspective. Families, Systems, & Health, 34, 51-55.

Burghardt, P. R., Rothberg, A. E., Dykhuis, K.E., Burant, C. F., & Zubieta, J.K. (2015). Endogenous opioid mechanisms are implicated in obesity and weight loss in humans. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 100, 3193-3201.