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 focus on substance usage, relationships, feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, fearful, traumatized, self-doubting, etc.
My approach to counseling is interactive, a therapeutic alliance in which you, the client, contributes to the decision-making in establishing and prioritizing goals, expectations, and course of treatments. By the end of the first session, we should agree to goals, expectations, and course of treatment. The intent of the initial session is to explore and discover more about you, to obtain a complete picture of what you are experiencing, and those influences that may be contributing to your issues and concerns. During the first session you will disclose what you feel is important for me to hear & know. Your comments will trigger my need to ask you additional related questions. My questions of you maybe of a historical biological, sociological and/or psychological nature. 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.
Everyone has challenges in life, expected and unexpected, ranging from difficult to overwhelming, maybe even devastating. 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 your courage and willingness to be vulnerable, and I will be supportive and empowering of your efforts to meet our agreed upon goals. If you are ready for counseling, take the first step.
I look forward to working with you!
Dr. Bard Schatzman
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ Psychologist PSY-005275
MO Psychologist 00573
Very good at listening and offering thoughts and advice
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Bard for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Listens and responds to every word you say, makes me see things differently, I don’t feel judge by Dr. Schatzman but totally support from him
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Bard for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching
I’ve had one session with Dr. Schatzman. He listened with empathy and helped me see clearly what was happening in my relationship. He gave me a written assignment. He’s experienced and cares.
Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Bard for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
I've had multiple therapists over two decades, and Dr Schatzman is far and away the best & most empathetic I've ever worked with. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a good listener and an accountability buddy in your mental health journey.
Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Bard for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and self esteem
Dr. Schatzman has been an excellent therapist for me. He listens well to my problems and took the time to understand me specifically, helping me to develop the tools I needed to handle my emotions myself moving forward. His recommendations were always easily manageable and well within reason for the problems I was facing. I can't overstate how much I appreciate having him to talk through my issues and find solutions for them.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Bard for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd
My 1st session was great. With more sessions I anticipate my experiences will continue to be great
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Bard for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd