OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF

 

Dr. Irwin Schussler has been in private practice as a psychiatrist for over 30 years. He trained at The University of Florida. Dr. Schussler is board certified in adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry, and is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychiatry and a life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; a Diplomate of the American Boards of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Child Psychiatry, and a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He served as director of Psychiatry at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas for 15 years, and now has privileges at several Ft. Worth area hospitals. He is a former Vice-Chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the North Texas Health Science Center and a former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. He has had numerous publications and presentations in the field of psychiatry.

Dr. Schussler's training included extensive study and practice in psychotherapy. As a result, his philosophy is that medication is a facet of mental health treatment, but not typically sufficient on its own. He believes the mental health needs of patients are best served by being treated medically in conjunction with therapy.

 

Dr. Charles Haskovec earned his degree at the University of Texas in Austin. He is licensed as a psychologist with health service provider designation by the state of Texas. He is also Licensed in Texas as a marriage and family therapist. He is certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of clinical Hypnosis. He is also certified in substance abuse by the American Psychological Association practice Organization College of Professional Psychology. He has more than 30 years of experience in the practice of psychology. He has been chief psychologist in a mental health clinic, director of a child study clinic, and has worked in independent practice. He was director of psychology in a local hospital. For several years he taught students in master's degree programs as Adjunct Professor of Psychology.

In his present practice, he conducts psychological evaluations, individual and group psychothereapy, hypnotherapy, and consultations at several local area hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

Since many health problems have not only psychological but also biological components, he frequently works with other professionals including physicians, and especially psychiatrists.

 

James Gottlich, LCSW, LCDC is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed chemical dependency counselor who received his Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Gottlich has provided both inpatient and outpatient counseling services and social work case management locally since 1989. Prior to that, he provided case management services for the developmentally delayed in the East Bay of San Fransisco and Oakland, California. Currently, Mr. Gottlich is a case manager for Family Court Services of Tarrant County. In this role, Mr. Gottlich conducts court ordered social studies in custody disputes. Mr Gottlich has always enjoyed "keeping a toe in counseling". He has been very pleased and fortunate to have been associated with Psychiatric Consultants of Fort Worth as a counselor since 1995.

 

PHILOSOPHY:

Mr. Gottlich approches counseling as an organic and fluid experience for both the client and himself. Mr. Gottlich emphasizes the client's resources for becoming more self-aware and for resolving blocks to personal growth and goals. It is believed that the client should identify and actively participate in the determination of the direction therapy should proceed. Gentle "nudges" are always available, though. Mr. Gottlich encourages a Solution Focused approach to therapy. In this process, the client and Mr. Gottlich assess where the client is currently, review the client's values and goals and then develop an action plan for assisting the client to achieve a successful outcome. Periodic reviews of the client's progress and satisfaction occur to assure the client is receiving the services and outcomes they intend. Along with solution focused thereapy. Mr. Gottlich utilizes a Cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling. The client is asked to identify and to then change mistaken ideas, faulty assumptions, irrational thoughts and maladaptive beliefs. Inherent in this approach to counseling is the concept that one's painful feelings are often the outcomes of decisions made from irrational beliefs and that a differing perspective is necessary to provide the client with alternate avenues of experience and beliefs in hope of reducing the pain and uncomfortable feelings.   

 

SERVICES:

Counseling for Individuals, Families and Relationships.

Chemical dependency counseling is also available, either as the primary focus of counseling or as an adjunct to other counseling.

 
 

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