Hello, I am Dr. Bard Schatzman, licensed psychologist in both Missouri and Arizona. I have worked for many decades as a Licensed Psychologist providing mental health services to individuals, couples, families & groups of all ages. Mental health issues have ranged from life adjustments, developmental and parenting issues, to severe mental disorders. Issues presented and concerns may be symptomatic of feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, fearful, traumatized, self-doubting, & immobilized. Motivations for couples counseling may be due to feeling the relationship is emotionally, physically and/or sexually deteriorating. There may be issues of emotional and/or physical abuse, substance usage, extramarital affairs, compatibility issues, financial problems, ongoing emotional ties and relationships with former spouse(s) beyond normal boundaries, and ongoing cyber relationships. There will be emotions and disagreements, but there will be no physical or emotional abuse during counseling sessions.
Couples will attend counseling only as a couple and not individually.
My approach to counseling is interactive, a therapeutic alliance in which both of you make a commitment to one another, the relationship and to actively engage in counseling. You both contribute to decision-making in establishing and prioritizing goals, expectations, and course of treatments. By the end of the first session, we all should agree on goals, expectations, and course of treatment. The intent of the initial session is to explore and discover more about you both, to obtain a complete picture of what you are experiencing, and influences that may be contributing to your relationship issues and concerns. During the first session each person will take turns disclosing what they feel is important to hear & know. Comments will trigger my need to ask additional related questions. My questions will be to clarify and confirm what I have heard and to obtain additional historical biological, sociological and/or psychological information about you. Following the first session, we will be more focused on being solution focused, using a mixture of counseling therapy approaches, such as psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused therapy. Making the decision to attend counseling is frequently considered the last option in seeking help. It takes courage and willingness to be vulnerable to attend counseling. Making changes is difficult, it takes consistent effort, and determination. I appreciate each persons' courage and willingness to be vulnerable, and I will be supportive and empowering each person's efforts to meet our agreed upon goals. A risk of engaging in counseling is a willingness to become more aware of yourself, aspects of each other, and what does and does not appear to be changeable in the relationship. If you are ready for counseling, take the first step.
I look forward to working with you!
Dr. Bard Schatzman
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Intellectual Disability , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-005275
MO Psychologist 00573
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Bard Schatzman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.
Dr. Schatzman has been pleasant to engage with and has provided valuable suggestions and insight to my scenario. I would suggest giving him the opportunity to a second session if you have any concerns, talk them out.