Official Website and Parent-Teen Resource
Doctor Mike Bradley
While he does not participate with any insurance providers, fees may be partially recoverable by those carrying insurance since Dr. Bradley is fully credentialed as a licensed psychologist with an additional certification in addictions treatment. Contact your insurance provider for details. If so desired, payments for office services or telephone consultations may be made by credit card (via PayPal), and you can click on Buy Now button at the top of this page.
Michael Bradley grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended parochial schools before moving on to LaSalle College on a military scholarship. After briefly serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, he entered law school and supported himself with a temporary job counseling troubled adolescents in an inner-city Philadelphia high school. To his amazement, he developed a passionate interest in his new sideline job and switched to graduate studies in psychology, ultimately earning a doctorate from Temple University.
Since then, Dr. Bradley has worked with children, adolescents, and their families in treatment settings ranging from jails, to social service agencies, to private practice. His professional experience with children encompasses virtually every aspect of youth work.
Dr. Michael J. Bradley is a licensed clinical psychologist
with a doctoral degree in psychology from Temple
University. He is a member of the American
Psychological Association (APA) and the Pennsylvania
Psychological Association (PPA), and is a Diplomate
and Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.
He is also certified by the American Psychological
Association College of Professional Psychology for
the Treatment of Psychoactive
Substance Use Disorders (APA-CPP).
His own on-going training qualifies him to offer
continuing education units (CEU’s) at the seminars
he conducts for professionals. In addition, he has
been invited to speak before health professionals
all across North America. Earlier in his career, he was honored with the William Penn Human Rights Award, Commission on Human Relations, for a national demonstration project he created and directed which proved that “loser” teenagers with terrible deficits such as drugs, truancy, pregnancy, and aggression can be turned around with compassionate, respect-based treatment.
In addition to fulfilling the growing demands of public speaking and continuing his private practice, Dr. Bradley is a consultant to schools, providing risk assessments and offering training in parenting and violence-reduction. As a crisis intervention manager, he is often called upon to address the traumatic impact that events such as natural and accidental death, suicide, and murder have upon school communities.
Dr. Bradley, his wife Cynthia, and their biological son Ross adopted Sarah, a brave and beautiful baby who arrived in this world with tremendous challenges and then survived the most difficult first year of life that most can imagine. After Sarah and the Bradleys finally found each other, that new family went through a terrible time of forging attachments. But after a year, Sarah suddenly blossomed into an incredibly loving and happy little girl. This "gut-wrenching and indescribably rewarding" experience reinforced the core premise of Dr. Bradley's work with children, which holds that "love is indeed the most real, potent aspect of parenting. And, in parenting, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
Dr. Bradley lives with his family in suburban Philadelphia, where he worries incessantly that his teenage son will grow up to be just like him.
Dr. Bradley has received ten national publishing awards for his books, including a Benjamin Franklin award for "Best New Voice in Nonfiction." He is also a recipient of the prestigious William Penn Humanitarian Award, Commission on Human Relations.
As an expert on adolescent behavior, Dr. Bradley is frequently quoted in the press. He has also appeared on hundreds of TV and radio programs, including NBC's Today Show, CNN World News Tonight, Pure Oxygen and National Public Radio. He delivers speeches before national and state PTA conventions and many other parenting and professional groups, and he can be booked to conduct seminars and workshops and deliver keynote speeches almost anywhere.
As part of his private practice, Dr. Bradley offers fee-based telephone consultations for parents and professionals for $175. You can pay for your telephone consultation by clicking the Buy Now button.
Doc Mike is very happy to announce that his wife Cynthia Lawn is also now available for telephone consultation for those wishing to utilize a female adolescent expert.
Cindy’s three decades of experience as a therapist and educator includes specializations in family therapy, parent training, adolescent substance abuse, and emotional support programming for struggling high school students. Her best expert credential is being the mother to two children who have thus far managed to survive their teen years.
Each session runs fifty minutes and can be more efficiently utilized by filling out a questionnaire here which will be reviewed by Dr. Bradley or Ms. Lawn before the consult. Consultations are available weekdays and evenings, seven days a week. The fee is $175.