Joy Wolfe Ensor, Ph.D.

Joy Wolfe Ensor is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Michigan.  She has been affiliated with Ann Arbor Center for the Family since 2008. 

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Ensor was employed for over 30 years as a staff psychologist at Hawthorn Center, a State of Michigan children’s psychiatric hospital, where she worked extensively with children, adolescents, parents, and families.  In addition to her clinical duties, she coordinated the hospital’s outpatient family therapy program, directed its APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship program, and served as its first non-physician elected president of the Medical Staff.

Dr. Ensor has held adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine and in the Psychology Department at Eastern Michigan University.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Michigan Psychological Association.

At Ann Arbor Center for the Family, Dr. Ensor has a general clinical practice with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Her theoretical orientation is integrative, and includes cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, developmental, family systems, and collaborative problem solving approaches.  She has special interests in parent-child relationship problems, children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral concerns, and adults experiencing life transitions. 

Dr. Ensor participates with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, BCBS PPO (Community Blue and MESSA), Blue Care Network (including University of Michigan Premier Care and Grad Care), Medicare, and State of Michigan Mental Health Managed Network.