Don L. Crowder, PhD

Don L. Crowder, PhD

Clinical Psychology

Coastal Region

Leland – Brunswick Forest

Don L. Crowder, PhD earned his bachelor of science in pre-med from Davidson College, his master of science in clinical psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and his PhD in clinical psychology with emphasis on medical psychology and neuropsychology from the University of Health Sciences at The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University).

A counselor with more than five decades of experience, primarily in Wisconsin, Dr. Crowder has also been an instructor at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Saginaw Valley College, Central Michigan University and Delta College, all in Michigan. He has been appointed to numerous task forces, committees and councils, covering topics ranging from substance abuse to crisis prevention, and served in various state and national leadership positions, including as chairman of the Department of Medicine in Burlington, Wisconsin and on the Psychology Examining Board for the State of Wisconsin.

Dr. Crowder has been the recipient of two distinguished awards for his work in psychology and has co-authored an article in the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.

As a behavior medicine specialist, Dr. Crowder addresses both the psychological (mind) and physiological (body) components of a problem, as well as the interaction between the mind and body.

Pain/Health Conditions Treated:

  • Back pain
  • Neuropathies
  • Neck pain
  • IBS
  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain
  • Migraine/tension headache
  • Sleep problems
  • TMJ/oro-facial pain
  • Stress-related illnesses
  • Chest pain

Methods and Techniques Utilized:

  • Motivational/rehabilitation counseling
  • Relaxation and guided imagery
  • Mindfulness meditation/breathing techniques
  • Biofeedback (Heart Rate Variability/EMG)
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (effective thinking)
  • Self-monitoring and behavioral desensitization
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  • Undergraduate: Davidson College
  • Graduate: Master of Science, Eastern Kentucky University
    PhD, University of Health Sciences at The Chicago Medical School (now Rosalind Franklin University)


  • Comprehensive Care Center in Lexington, Kentucky (Masters)
  • Lakeland Counseling Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (Doctoral)

Licenses and Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Psychologist in the states of North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Florida
  • American Psychological Association

Videos & Media

EmergeOrtho’s Clinical Psychology Department: Harnessing The Power of the Mind to Control The Body’s Reaction to Pain

Coastal Region

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