Michael Gary Walsh, M.D. brings a truly unique skill set to understanding human beings at the intersection of mental health and Christian spirituality. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and practicing physician in private practice. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, and later completed psychiatric residency at the University of South Dakota serving as chief resident. He has published peer-reviewed original research on depression and social media use, and has guest lectured on the topics of psychiatry and spirituality from the undergraduate to the postgraduate level. Michael is also a graduate of Denver Seminary where he received a master’s degree in Christian Formation and Soul Care.
Where a psychiatrist with seminary training is a rare combination, a psychiatrist with formal training in spiritual formation is truly unique, positioning him well to address matters of human behavior and Christian spirituality from a fresh new lens. Michael met Dallas Willard during his time in seminary and over the last decade he has become an avid student of Willard’s work, focusing his unique clinical and seminary perspective on Willard’s philosophy as to better understand how people change for the better. Michael co-hosts Inside the Cup Podcast with his wife Holly, meets with individuals as a spiritual director, and provides discipleship training for churches and groups.
Michael and his wife Holly live in small-town Iowa with their five children.