Dr. Susan D. Gifford, Ph.D., FICPP
 As a psychologist, I am responsible for my patients' total care and for assisting them to understand the importance of their health and wellness.

Susan D. Gifford is a psychologist licensed by the State of Texas. I am both a State of Texas and a National Health Service provider. My extensive training and experience has resulted in the achievement of four diplomates. I am also a licensed Marriage and Family therapist.
 
 About Dr. Gifford
 I became a psychologist after studying science for three years in college, both biology and chemistry, and falling in love with Psychology my fourth year in college because I was enthralled by the way people develop and grow. I loved seeing the changes people can make if someone teaches them new skills on HOW to think and feel differently and to interact with others in a better way. I love the relationship I built with my patients, which over time has maintained for several generations. I chose clinical Psychology because it allowed me to best integrate my scientific background with the newest most effective cognitive approaches to help others fulfill their desired potential.

I lived most of my young life in Abilene, Texas on a ranch my grandparents owned and in the DFW area. I am one of two children. I am blessed with a loving family. My grandparents and parents were married longer than fifty years. My husband and I are focused on achieving that goal as well! We have one daughter and one granddaughter.

Though I worked in research and published during my graduate school years at Southern Methodist University and the University of North Texas, my passion has always been clinical psychology and helping people change to meet their own goals. I also seek to serve the Lord with my faith. I have been published, been a public presenter at local and national events, have appeared on radio and television.

I live in Tarrant County – and enjoy time with family and friends. I enjoy scuba diving and swimming, china painting, and travel. I am active in community service and church with sincere thankfulness for all that I have been given in life.
 
 Qualifications
 
  • Certified and Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychology
  • Certified Health Service Provider by Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Certified Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Certified Health Service Provider by the National Register of Health Service Providers
  • Certified Health Service Provider by the National Registry and Board Certified Pain Providers
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Behavioral Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
  • Diplomate, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • Fellow, Prescribing Psychologists Register
  • FACAPP Diplomate, Board Certified, Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
  • FICPP Diplomate, Board Certified, Fellow of the International College of Prescribing Psychologists
  • FICPPM Board Certified, Diplomate-Fellow of the International College of Professional Psychology and Prescribing Psychologists’ Register
 
 Memberships
 
  • American Psychological Association
  • Dallas Psychological Association
  • Ft Worth Psychological Association
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society
  • Texas Behavioral Medical Society
  • Academy of Psychologists in Marital, Sex & Family Therapy
  • American Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Diplomate
  • Texas Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate
  • Certified Domestic Mediator
  • Certified Commercial Mediator
  • Prescribing Psychologists' Register, Inc.
  • Academy of Medical Psychology

 
 What training has Dr. Gifford received to qualify her to treat my situation?
 Dr. Susan D. Gifford is a licensed psychologist in full-time private practice. She has received the following degrees:
  • BS - SMU Dr. Gifford received her undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas where she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology and in Psychology.
  • MS - SMU Dr. Gifford continued her education at SMU where she subsequently received a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology.
  • Ph.D.- UNT Dr. Gifford received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas.
  • FICPP- PPR Dr. Gifford received her Fellowhsip in the International College of Prescribing Psychologists in 2000.