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Tabitha Webster

Assistant Professor & Program Director of MFT Program


  • PhD Brigham Young University
  • MS Brigham Young University
  • BS Westminster College


Tabitha Webster joined Mount Mercy in 2018.

Her clinical specialization and research interests include working with youth and adults with childhood trauma histories, families (large and small), multicultural and underserved populations, and integrating experiential with interpersonal neurobiology theories.

Prior to Mount Mercy, Webster was an adjunct professor at Argosy University and Brigham Young University. She is an AAMFT approved supervisor and has served on committees for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-Utah Division.

Webster has also worked in a district attorney's counseling office, residential treatment center, private practice, community mental health agency, and academic administration as a program and accreditation manager—experiences that provided her with a unique perspective into understanding the full range of practice for a marriage and family therapist.

Webster was involved in research at Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Westminster College, and the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Colorado. Other projects she has worked on include fibromyalgia/chronic pain, juvenile delinquency, infertility, older adults, and professional policy. She has been published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and American Journal of Family Therapy.

She earned her PhD and MS in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University and received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Westminster College with a concentration in neuroscience. She also spent a year in the neuroscience program at the University of Wyoming.

Webster seeks to integrate her two passions—art and science—into everything she does. She believes the beautiful blending of the two is why marriage and family therapy called her. She has lived in six different states in the West—both urban and rural settings—and now can claim one in the Midwest!

She was a yoga instructor and loves the outdoors, hiking, and traveling. She is madly in love with books and art, has a goal to visit each of the national parks (has been to 21 so far), and finds peace going on walks with her two four-legged, fluffy friends.