Robert D. Thrift, EdD

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Robert Thrift is a licensed psychologist. He received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Miami and completed a clinical internship in behavioral medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Before moving to Waco in 1985, he served as director of counseling at University Baptist Church in Coral Gables, Florida. In addition to his clinical work with individuals and couples, his primary focus is doing evaluations for ADHD, neurological deficits, and psychological evaluations prior to major medical procedures. He also has traveled throughout the country presenting continuing education courses on treating patients with chronic pain conditions.
Problems Treated
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Issues
  • Chronic Stress
  • Chronic Pain or Physical Illness
  • Dementia and Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Marital Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
Services Provided
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Parent Training
  • Pain Management
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Stress Management
  • Career Assessment and Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Behavioral Medicine Evaluation
  • ADHD Evaluation and Treatment
  • Learning Disability Evaluation
Clinical Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
Client Age Range
  • Teens (14 to 17)
  • Adults (18 to 64)
  • Older Adults (65+)