Meet Our Therapists
Victor N Hirsch, PhD
Dr Hirsch is the owner and founder of Hirsch & Associates. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from East Texas State University in 1983. He is a current member of the American Psychological Association, the Texas Psychological Association and a Diplomat for Sports Psychological Association of America. He holds several certifications in multiple treatment modalities including but not limited to EMDR.
Some of the areas he specializes in include PTSD, child/family therapy, motivation, relationship/family therapy, men's issues and enhancing sports performance. He treats panic disorders, anxiety and depression disorders, adult ADD, bi-polar disorder, phases of life transitions, adjustment disorders, motivation, and maximizing potential trauma resolution. Dr Hirsch effectively uses positive psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, family systems and solution focused therapy to provide solutions that work.
He is a former clinical director of a psychiatric intensive care and alcohol drug abuse center in a hospital setting. He has performed thousands of psychological evaluations and does pre-operative evaluations for bariatric surgery.
As a long time sport psychologist he has worked with individuals, professionals, collegiate and high school teams, to motivate baseball, tennis, football and golf teams and individudal players. He founded the Performance and Sport Psychology Center of Texas. Here is the link https://www.theperformanceandsportspsychologycenteroftexas.com/
Dr. Hirsch is married with two children and is involved in a variety of sporting activities including biking, jogging, golf, tennis, boating and scuba diving. He enjoys landscaping in his spare time and playing guitar.
Todd Rubin, PhD., LPA
Licensed Psychological Associate
Dr Todd Rubin obtained his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from University in Minneapolis Minnesota. He has been working in the mental health field since 1993 and this includes clinical experience with the department of corrections in Iowa (IDOC) and Florida (FLDOC), nonprofit clinical counseling with adolescents in Florida, private practice psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, clinical pharmaceutical trials and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Dr Rubin's experience encompasses all ages with a primary focus on pediatric adolescent psychological testing, evaluation, diagnosis, and therapy.
Dr Rubin has two adult children and enjoys various outdoor activities.
Under the supervision of Victor N. Hirsch, PhD.
Angela Jones, LPA
Licensed Psychological Associate
Ms. Jones’s work is based on the belief that people want to be happy, effective, and successful in their lives and that they have within themselves the resources to achieve these goals. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, improve decision-making, solve problems, and create paths to the lives they desire. She offers a compassionate therapeutic approach that includes recognized and accepted psychotherapies, training for behavioral changes, as well as Existential Psychotherapy (talk therapy addressing life meaning, goals & choices). The majority of her training and work has been with adolescents who have experienced trauma, but she also has extensive experience working with adults and young children. Her goal is to help those she has contact with enhance their lives and be the best version of themselves.
Tiina Anttila, MA, LPC,
Diplomate in Logotherapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with nearly 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults across a broad cultural spectrum to address a range of concerns including trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, mood disorders, family changes, behavioral concerns, and low self-esteem. I have a special heart for working with children and their families. I also have volunteer experience with non-profits such as Houston-Galveston Institute walk-in clinic, and as a facilitator of grief groups at Bo’s Place for children who have lost a loved one.
I have an eclectic approach to therapy, depending on the needs of the client, but always emphasizing the uniqueness and strengths of the client, and striving to provide a safe, warm and supportive environment. I am amazed at the strength of the human spirit and a person's capacity towards growth. I received a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Houston Baptist University. I utilize various evidenced based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I hold a Diplomate status with the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy.
I frequently include Play Therapy as a component of treatment with children. While I use talk therapy with adults and teens, Play Therapy is thought to be one of the most beneficial means of helping children who are experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges. Though the approach may benefit people of all ages, it is specially designed to treat children under 12. I am currently working toward certification in Play Therapy.