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 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. She is also a member of PsyPACT which allows for telehealth practice across more than 30 states.
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, posttraumatic 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 practice with LifeStance Health (formerly Chupik Counseling & Consulting) in Cedar Park, TX. In addition to psychotherapy, she conducts psychological evaluations and VA-referred veteran examinations.
Kassler resides with her husband, Dr. 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.