William S. Schiff, Psy.D. joined the Augusta Pain Center in September, 2011. He received his doctorate degree from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC. Following graduation, he completed his post-doc training over the next four years at a rehabilitation and forensic-based private practice that specialized in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, forensics, clinical psychology, and the mental health aspects of pain management. For the last two years, Dr. Schiff helped develop the behavioral medicine program at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Schiff has treated a wide variety of patients of differing ethnic, religious, social, and economic backgrounds presenting with a variety of symptoms.
Dr. Schiff’s personal interests are in clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychology. Specifically, he is interested in how biological, psychological, social, environmental, and political factors affect the functioning of persons with disability, chronic illness, or chronic pain. It is his personal belief that only by considering the problem from all factors can a person truly experience significant growth, healing, and improvement with quality of life.
In his free moments, Dr. Schiff enjoys traveling, the arts, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and going to live shows. Personally, he takes great pleasure in reading mindless fiction, spending time with his wife and their children, sharing a good meal with family and friends, and exploring all that Augusta has to offer.