Dina Kassler, Ph.D., was born in Scranton, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Scranton. After briefly working as a drug and alcohol counselor, Kassler moved to Memphis, TN to pursue additional graduate work. She subsequently received a Master of Science in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis. She holds licensure as a Psychologist in Texas, New York, and North Carolina as well as national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor.
Kassler’s clinical experience has included individual therapy with adults from the community, university students, the developmentally disabled, and geriatrics, spanning such issues as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, addictions, and cognitive impairment. Her group work has included such areas as depression, substance abuse, psychotropic medications, smoking cessation, anger management, PTSD, and community living skills. Additionally, she assisted in the formulation and implementation of groups for depression for a large-scale research project.
In addition to her clinical work, Kassler has taught several courses at the university and community college levels. While at the University of Memphis, she taught such courses as General Psychology, Psychological Statistics, Research Methodology, and Abnormal Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Kassler taught General Psychology at Shelby State Community College in Memphis for several years.
Currently, Kassler is in private practice with Chupik Counseling and Consulting in Cedar Park, TX. She provides mental health counseling to adults of all ages. She also conducts psychological evaluations, VA-referred veteran examinations, evaluations for adult ADHD, and pre-surgical mental health assessments.
Kassler is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Licensed Psychologist in Texas, New York, and North Carolina.
Kassler resides with her husband, Max Kassler, in Cedar Park, TX. Together they enjoy playing cards, board games, and video games, as well as traveling, reading, and spending time with their four-legged furry “children.”
Depression and anxiety treatment modalities; PTSD assessment and treatment, Treatment outcome research; Psychopharmacology; Addictions treatment; Geropsychology.