Dr. Toby Tyler Watson, Psy.D.
Dr. Watson accepted the position of Executive and Clinical Director of Associated Psychological Health Services in 2005, whereby he opened a 501-c non profit "therapy fund" (Recovery of Emotionally Abused Children-R.E.A.Ch.), to help pay for children to attend therapy at local treatment agencies. R.E.A.Ch. has served hundreds of clients since it's inception, and no one has ever been unable to begin and or continue with their treatment due to the work of Dr. Watson and the R.E.A.Ch. program.
Dr. Watson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, holds a Master’s Degree from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno and a Doctorate in Clinical Depth/Dynamic Psychology (2002) from Alliant University. He was additionally trained at: San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center in Clovis-Fresno, CA, now called Sequoia Psychotherapy Center, one of the only enhanced day treatment programs in the country that specializes at providing intensive pure psychotherapy for individuals often diagnosed as Schizophrenic, Bipolar and suicidal; and at Allendale Association-Bradley Counseling Center, one of the largest child and adolescent residential, day-treatment and outpatient treatment facilities in the State of IL.
Dr. Watson is the former (2009-2011) International Executive Director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (www.psychintegrity.org), formally ICSPP, a not-for-profit professional educational organization of hundreds of professors, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, pediatricians, teachers, therapists and attorneys, who for nearly 40 years, has critically analyzed the impact of mental health research and theory on the practice, politics and public awareness of mental health.
Dr. Watson has presented at and is a member of the International Society for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia and other psychosis (www.ISPS.org
), and is a member of the Alliance for Human Research Protection (www.AHRP.org
Dr. Watson specializes in integrating Evidence Based Practices with his strong Psychodynamic and Analytic conceptualization, and behavioral mode of delivery. He has a special interest and expertise at relaying long term research best care practices for individuals seeking information on psychotropic medications.
Dr. Watson has testified as an Expert Witness for both for the "State" as well as for private clients. He welcomes helping and consulting with individuals throughout the United States, as is available for court ordered examinations and evaluations. He is also a continuing education facilitator for both psychologists (C.E.) and attorneys, having developed dozens of CEUs for practitioners. He is available for consulting, speeches and phone consultations.
Veronica Hilke, M.A.
Veronica is a master's level higher
education therapist who
towards her Doctorate in Psychology. She is a graduate
of Lakeland College and has been focusing
upon providing individual educational
Ryan Groh, M.A.
Groh is a Master level therapist, and has
been practicing at APHS for approximately
three years. He works with a variety
of individuals, families and couples,
ranging in age from children to adults.
He provides differing psychological
approaches and treatment based upon each
person's unique personality and experiences,
drawing from a strong integrated humanistic,
Rogerian, psychoanalytic and cognitive
behavioral background. Ryan indicated
he finds play therapy
specifically quite beneficial. Ryan is
supervised by Dr. Watson.
Amanda Schmitt, M.A.
Amanda holds a Master's degree in Clinical
Counseling from Marquett
University-Milwaukee, WI, and is completing
her clinical training at APHS. She
co-leads several groups and sees both
individuals and families. Amanda is
supervised by Dr. Watson
Laura Kocmoud (Kutz), LCSW
Laura holds a Master's degree in Clinical
Social Work (1999) from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is licensed in WI, and
has been practicing psychotherapy and
counseling for over a decade. She is
available for individuals, families and
couples on a limited time basis.