Dr. Lynda R Tussay, Omniphasic Institute
I love the feeling I get when I know I have made a difference in someone’s life. I knew that if I could find a way to do that as my life’s work then it would not really be work at all. I searched for a name for this concept and that is how Omniphasic Institute was born. My son and business partner, Isaac Fischer, came up with a name that would incorporate all the things we might want to do with our endeavor. Omniphasic means all phases and that is what we have done. We have been involved in so many aspects of helping people to improve their lives doing whatever we can to make a difference. We have evolved since our first days in 1999, grown and shrunk, gone mobile to serve a greater area and met some wonderful and incredible people along the way. I work on a sliding scale for payments. I am very flexible and accessible to my clients/patients. I love what I do and enjoy seeing my patients grow and improve their quality of life.
And our journey continues!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
With a new patient or client I prefer to start with an evaluation of their concerns and to measure the severity of any depression or anxiety issues. I listen to their stories without judgement and develop a sincere regard for them.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master's and Doctoral Degree in Psychology and Psychiatry with a specialty in Counseling and Assessment. I have experience with children and adults and with Veterans. I have added Life Coaching to my services which is similar to counseling but less restrictive.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
I normally charge a fee of $75 per session and do not make claims to insurance companies. I do this to protect the privacy of my patients who may not want their issues to be reported to the insurance company to justify their reimbursements.
How did you get started in this business?
I started doing family studies for placement of foster or adopted children and in cases of disputed child custody. Later when I continued my education I was able to operate a non-profit organization that did Family, Vocational, Rehabilitation and Individual Counseling. We were contractors for the State of Texas, Veteran's Administration, Social Security Administration and Department of Labor.
At this time, I only do counseling and life coaching.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Adults and children, LGBTQ, veterans and disabled individuals.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
My advice is that find a counselor who is a good fit with you. You are not married to your doctor and if you do not feel comfortable with them, you should consider a change. Remember that therapy can sometimes be a difficult journey and some things you find out about yourself may be uncomfortable to accept at first but the ultimate goal is to give you the skills to create the best quality of life you can.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Someone considering therapy should be willing to commit to open and honest communication. They may not be able to open up entirely in the beginning but they should strive to remain honest with the counselor knowing that the counselor will not judge or criticize them. It may not be reasonable to tell a counselor exactly what the patient needs since when they are in a challenged state of mind, they themselves might not know.