Roger Ballou, PhD

Core Faculty Member

Roger holds the licenses in Minnesota of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). In addition to teaching responsibilities at the Adler Graduate School, he is in private practice in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Roger is a State Approved Clinical Licensing Supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC, LPCC) and the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT). As a Minnesota State Approved Supervisor, Roger offers post-degree supervision to mental health practitioners working toward full State licensure (LMFT, LPC, and LPCC). Roger's research interests include couples communication, adolescent development, parenting during the adolescent years, recovery from chemical abuse and dependency, and strengthening family resilience.


PhD - Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
MEd - College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
BA - University of Maine, Orono, ME
Certificate of Study in Adlerian Psychology of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology
In 2008 was awarded the Diplomate in Adlerian Psychology.

Professional Membership: 

Clinical Member, American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Professional Practice: 

In his private practice, Roger sees individuals, couples, and families struggling with a wide range of relationship issues. In addition, he is trained to address problems related to marital difficulties, adolescence, anxiety, depression, chemical dependency recovery, and adolescent sexual orientation.