About

Dr. Beach is a sport and performance psychology consultant and licensed psychologist who has been practicing psychology since 2003 in military and civilian clinics, both inpatient and outpatient settings.  He specializes in treating adolescents, young adults, and children, but also is experienced in working with families, couples and groups.

Dr. Beach grew up in San Antonio and took the first opportunity to return to the Texas Hill Country as soon as his military commitment was fulfilled.  Dr. Beach is an avid outdoorsman who loves flyfishing, bowhunting, golf, tennis and boating.  He is also passionate about playing guitar, and his band, Kelly Creek Rising,  plays local family-friendly events in the Bulverde area.   Dr. Beach is married and has two children, a girl and a boy.  He is proud of his faith and is active in his church and religious community.  He enjoys serving leadership roles in Emmaus retreats for men and women.

Training and Background

Dr. Beach has an extensive training from a variety of highly respected institutions. After completing high school in San Antonio, he received a bachelor of psychology degree from Texas Tech University. During this time he served in the Army Reserves and was deployed during operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Bosnia. After completing his undergraduate degree, he worked as a psychiatric technician at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas and then Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. There he learned a great deal about how to work with children and adolescents. His interest in families and other systems and their impact on individuals, led him back to Texas Tech to pursue a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. During his masters degree and doctoral programs, Dr. Beach gained invaluable experience leading groups from large corporations through challenges that helped build their teamwork and communications.  These experiences and his understanding of human relations prove valuable when he leads workshops or gives talks to groups from school districts, construction companies and other organizations. Following his Master degree, he completed a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Houston. While completing his degree, he worked at Texas Children’s Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the department of pediatrics. Dr. Beach’s Doctoral Thesis studied the connection between various subtypes of A.D.H.D. and self-concept in children.

Following the completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Beach received a commission in the U.S. Air force and completed a residency in clinical psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He completed his military commitment as a psychologist at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he worked primarily with active duty adults in a military medical center. Following his Air Force duty, he took the opportunity to return to his true passion, helping children and adolescents and their families, taking a position at Southwest Mental Health Center (Now called Clarity Child Guidance Center). Dr. Beach felt led to branch off into private practice in 2007.  He shares an office with Rebecca Easley, LPC in the beautiful and serene Bulverde community. He continues to expand his practice by becoming a certified Berne Brown “Daring Way” instructor and is completing a rigorous certification in Sport and Performance Psychology.

Associations



  2631 Bulverde Road, Suite 108
Bulverde, TX 78163

johnbeachphd@gmail.com
(210) 496-7373
 

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