Psychotherapy Groups

About Dr. Jerald Gottlieb

I am a licensed Psychologist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas and Georgia.   I have a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and have been practicing as a psychologist since 1987. Prior to that, I practiced as a Clinical Social Worker for 4 years. I also was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I’m happily married,have two married children, and am a very proud and enthusiastic grandfather.

I enjoy diversity in my practice. As such, I offer treatment for a wide variety of disorders and problems, ranging across the age spectrum from Pre-Adolescent children through Senior Adults. I have been trained in and utilize individual therapy, group therapy, couples/marital therapy, and family therapy.

My treatment approach is generally supportive, active, and collaborative. Collaborative refers to my joining with the patient and/or patient family in a joint problem-solving process. I like to begin treatment by taking an extensive history and problem definition, which includes a history of the problem, exploration of the dynamics of the family of origin, psychiatric history, brief medical history (to rule out problems that may be primarily physical in nature rather than psychological), and an exploration of exceptions to the problem (i.e., when YOU rather than YOUR PROBLEM are in charge). I also help my patients to identify goals that define successful completion of treatment.

FamilySometimes medication is a very helpful adjunct to successful problem resolution. Where clinically indicated, I will suggest that you consider a medication consultation (generally conducted by a qualified psychiatrist), and will give you the names of several very competent, caring psychiatrists to choose from. The medication consultation is to determine the need for medication only. If indicated, the psychiatrist will prescribe a medication appropriate to the effective treatment of your condition (usually an anti-anxiety medication or an anti-depressant).