Howard W Whitaker, 2016 Home Contact Bio

The Reverend Doctor Howard W. Whitaker is a therapist, educator, and a priest of the

Episcopal Church.  He has been a Board Certified Chaplain to psychiatry (1994), serving in

private practice, mental health, and church settings.

In semi-retirement, he continues to maintain a small private practice in Scottsboro, Alabama,

offering clinically based pastoral services to the church.  His subspecialties are spiritual care

to individuals, families, clergy, and congregations involved with:

· Trauma & Dissociation

· Self-injurious Behavior

· Personality Disorders

· Suicide aftercare

· Religious Psychopathology & Abuse

Dr. Whitaker will see clients by appointment only.  

Clergy or physician referrals are encouraged for i

ndividuals, but not required. 

Direct requests for clergy or ecclesial judiciary consultations are welcome and


Congregational services, including

Special Operations

Criticali Incident Management

Conflict Mediation

Mutual Ministry Reiew (MMR)

may require consent from denomenational authority and formal letter of agreement.

Attorney consultation involving litigation support is welcome and confidential.