Do any of these apply to you or a family member?
- Family problems
- Work-related stresses
- Marital or relationship issues
- Stress, depression, or anxiety
- Alcohol or drug use
- Chronic illness
- Addictive behaviors
- Career concerns
- Financial worries
- Conflicts with colleagues
- Divorce, separation
- Life transitions
- Abusive relationships
- Grief and bereavement
- Personal legal concerns
The Faculty Assistance Program is a diagnostic, consultation, and referral service for members of the academic and medical staff who are experiencing personal, relationship or work-related difficulties. The program provides an experienced clinician to help guide you to solutions. It also offers a confidential and convenient assistance program for MD Anderson faculty members, their spouses, partners and children living at home.
Consultations are strictly confidential consistent with applicable laws pertaining to mental health professionals. You can be reassured that no one in the institution will be informed of your contacts with these carefully selected specialists.
All faculty members and their significant others, including spouses, partners and children living at home.
The initial sessions and follow-up contacts are provided at no cost. In the event that continued treatment is recommended, these services may be covered under health insurance plans subject to applicable deductions and co-payments.
Drs. Buser, Klaybor and Walsh may be contacted directly. Please identify yourself as an MD Anderson Cancer Center faculty member, spouse, partner or dependent. Appointments are normally made within two business days. If you must cancel an appointment, give sufficient notice.
If this is urgent, leave appropriate information so that you will be contacted as soon as possible. Callers from Bastrop and Smithville will be referred to a local provider.
For more information:
Georgia Thomas, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Employee Health & Well-being
Mark Berg, LPC-S, CEAP, SAP, C-DAPA-A
Director, Employee Assistance Program
The Faculty Assistance Program offers:
- Assessment of personal/work related stresses
- Help with immediate circumstances
- Referrals to treatment or support resources
- Personal legal assistance
Sam Buser, Ph.D.
3435 Branard, Suite 202
Houston, Texas 77027-6031
Dr. Buser, a faculty member at Baylor and The University of Houston, uses practical and common sense approaches. He has many specialties, including marital and family, and anger management.
Michael Klaybor, Ed.D.
The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713-621-2490 or 713-470-9878
Dr. Klaybor is a cognitive behavioral therapist. Much of his clinical work focuses on career and work issues, relationship problems, stress management, and help for individuals who may have problems with anxiety or depression.
Beth Fowler, Ed.D.
1020 Holcombe Blvd # 1304
Houston, TX 77030
Dr. Fowler believes that whether working with individuals, couples or families, therapy works best in an atmosphere of warmth, respect, trust and compassionate support...and when appropriate a sprinkling of good humor. She helps client clarify goals and find solutions in order to enhance relationships and manage the stressors of life and work.
Susan Houtchins, Ph.D.
608A W. Oltorf Street