2017-2018 Board of Directors
Ann H. Weiss, L.P.C.

Ann H. Weiss, M.A.T., M.Ed., L.P.C. has a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Virginia, a bachelor’s degree in History from Louisiana State University degree, and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. She has worked as a high school teacher of American History, the Outreach Director of a therapeutic school, and currently is a counselor for South Texas College of Law and is Program Director at Bo’s Place, a bereavement center offering multiple grief support services to children and their families, including grief support groups, community education and training and an Information and Referral Line.

Felecia Powell-Williams, EdD, LPC-S, RPT/S

Felecia Powell-Williams is a native Houstonian, where she earned her degrees, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling . She completed her post graduate education at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, formerly known as Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, and recognized by the American Psychoanalytic Association as an adult, adolescent and child psychoanalyst.  Dr. Powell-Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, and also a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, who provides clinical supervision for the State of Texas licensing board.  Along with maintaining her private practice, Felecia has volunteered multiple hours training clinicians from Baylor and University of Texas medical schools.  She also teaches on a collegiate level, and provides consultation and professional training with many state and local agencies on recognizing the need of mental health services for children, adults, and families.  Among her many roles at the CFPS she is currently a faculty member in the Adult and Child & Adolescent training programs, Chair of the Child Program, and board secretary.  Felecia also holds board positions with the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Schools and Association of Child Psychoanalysis, along with other national mental health organizations.  Throughout her distinguished career, she has generously donated her time and talents to numerous organizations serving children throughout Houston. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family & friends,  and actively serving in her church.

Immediate - Past President
Rebecca Clearman, M.D.

Dr. Clearman specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, an unusual medical field that focuses on illness from the patient’s perspective. An experienced clinician and medical director of several rehabilitation units, she has extensive experience in the management of catastrophic illness. Dr. Clearman is expert in the rehabilitative care of patients with cancer, spinal cord and brain injuries, neurologic diseases, dementia care and psychiatric rehabilitation, burns, dual diagnosis, polytrauma, and orthopedic injury.

Alternate Councilor
Barbara Mosbacher, Ph.D.

Dr. Barbara Mosbacher is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Mosbacher has 30 years of experience in her private practice utilizing contemporary,
collaborative techniques with her psychotherapy and psychoanalytic patients.
Her experience, specialized training, and clinical expertise has enabled Dr. Mosbacher to work
effectively and compassionately with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. In addition to
her clinical practice, she serves on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies where
she teaches, supervises and serves on the Admission Committee. She also serves on the clinical
faculty for Baylor College of Medicine where she supervises psychiatry residents. She is an
active member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic
Association, the American Psychological Association, the Houston Psychological Association and
the Houston Psychoanalytic Society..

Ruth Buzi, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.

Ruth S. Buzi, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., is licensed clinical social worker and holds a Ph.D. in Behavioral Health from the University of Texas, School of Public Health. She is a recent graduate of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies where she obtained a certificate in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She has 23 years of experience in working with teens and young adults. She conducted research and published extensively on issues related to adolescent health. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals.

Anne Strain, L.C.S.W.

Anne is a depth-oriented psychotherapist in private practice; her expertise and clinical interests include dream analysis and the intersection of physical and psychic realms.

Membership Chair
Connie Ittner, L.C.S.W., CGP

Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP, is a Social Worker in private practice in the Heights, Houston, Texas. Connie completed a post-graduate fellowship on the Professionals in Crisis Unit at The Menninger Clinic after earning her Masters of Social Work from The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 2013. She is in the process of completing a two-year curriculum covering psychoanalytic theory and the technique of psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Connie is a Certified Group Psychotherapist through the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her practice focuses primarily on work with professionals who have outwardly experienced success and recognition, but who have had difficulty mastering their inner experiences, as well as young adults who have struggled to reach their (and their families') desired stage of financial and emotional independence.

Sharon Gerber, L.C.S.W.

Sharon Gerber has been in private practice as a psychoanalyst and clinical social worker since 2005. Between 2005 and 2010 she was the Clinical Coordinator for The Harris School, a school for special needs children suffering from a variety of mental health issues. She worked with children and their families for over 21 years. Prior to working at The Harris School, she worked at Jewish Family Services in Houston as a Clinical Social Worker. There she worked with individuals, families, couples, and groups. In addition she coordinated and led community-based programming for JFS. She graduated in 2005 from The Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute (now The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies), and in 2008 was certified by The American Psychoanalytic Association in Adult Psychoanalysis. Mrs. Gerber is currently on the faculty of The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies where she teaches a variety of courses and serves as the Admissions Chair.

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