Clinical Psychology - Ruscelli Clinic, Center for Psychology


Dr. Vincent Ruscelli is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics), Marital Therapy and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment, and Psychological Testing (including L-3 Testing for Law Enforcement Officers).  Based in Webster, Texas, Dr. Ruscelli sees patients from the Bay Area, including Houston, Galveston, Clear Lake and surrounding communities.

Ruscelli Clinic - Center for Psychology
18219 Carriage Lane
Nassau Bay, Texas  77058

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For Appointments or Information, Call:  (281) 338-1382

E-mail:  Dr. Vincent Ruscelli

Professional Psychology Experience and Areas of Expertise

Dr. Vincent Ruscelli has been seeing patients since the beginning of his internship in 1968.  He has been in private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Houston-Galveston areas since 1975.

Dr. Ruscelli's primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and he has extensive training and experience in marital and family therapy.

Treatment of substance abuse is one of Dr. Ruscelli's specialty areas, using Cognitive Behavioral techniques.  Individual and family treatment is available for substance abuse clients.  Dr. Ruscelli is also a professional advisor for Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART), a recovery method that relies on a scientific approach in the treatment of substance abuse disorders.  This is an alternative to a 12-step approach that emphasizes individual responsibility and the belief that substance use is a choice and not a disease, whether the problem is alcohol, nicotine, other drugs, gambling, sex, or food.  SMART Recovery® is considered a support group that teaches motivation enhancement, effective coping with urges, problem solving, and life style balance.  Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) methods are employed in this process.  There is no charge for SMART Recovery® groups. 

Dr. Ruscelli has extensive training in evaluating and treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and works with the individual and family in coordinating therapy, as well as home, educational, and medical interventions.  Experience in psychological evaluation, cognitive methods, behavioral methods, family therapy, and school consultation make him well qualified to evaluate and treat ADD.

Anger management is also one of Dr. Ruscelli's areas of expertise.  Interventions include cognitive, behavioral, marital/family, and communication skills training.

The Center for Psychology offers psychodiagnostic testing of emotional and behavioral disorders, as well as personality assessments and intellectual assessments, including L-3 evaluations for law enforcement officers.

Dr. Ruscelli works with all age groups and has over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in either individual or family approaches. 

Theoretical Orientation and Specialty Areas

Cognitive behavioral therapy (children, adolescents, adults, geriatric)

Marital and family therapy (counseling)

Substance abuse treatment

Psychological testing

L-3 testing for law enforcement officers

Professional Memberships

Member—American Psychological Association (APA)

Member—Texas Psychological Association (TPA)

Member—Houston Psychological Association (HPA)

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed and Certified Psychologist, State of Texas, License number 2-1088-0

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, License Number 21024

Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders.  Granted by the Board of Governors of the APA College of Professional Psychology.

Professional Positions Held


1977-present:  Clinical Psychologist, private practice, Houston, Texas.

1972-present:  Adjunct Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

1994-present:  Professional Advisor, SMART Recovery®.


1982-1985:  Psychological Consultant, Friendswood Independent School District.

1980-1981:  Psychological Consultant, Santa Fe Independent School District.

1978-1982:  Professional Advisory Board, Gulf Coast Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, Galveston, Texas.

1975-1977:  Clinical Psychologist, Bay Area Psychiatry Associates, Webster, Texas.

1974-1975:  Clinical Psychologist, Technical Services Team, Gulf Coast Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center.

1972-1974:  Program Director, Texas City/La Marque Clinical Services Center, Gulf Coast Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center.

1971-1972:  Assistant Professor, Division of Community Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Internship and Residency Training

Internship:  September, 1968 through August, 1970.  Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Rotations:  Child and Youth Project; Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Out-Patient Clinic; Division of Psychology.

Related Experiences:  Psychological testing of adults, adolescents and children; psychotherapy of adults, adolescents and children; marital and family therapy; group therapy; multiple impact therapy; school consultation.

Residency:  Clinical Psychology, September, 1970 through August, 1971.  Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

Related Experiences:  Psychological testing of adults, adolescents and children; training and supervision of psychological testing; individual psychotherapy of adults, adolescents and children; marital and family therapy. 

Questions, Comments, or Information Needed?

E-mail:  Dr. Vincent Ruscelli

Or Call Dr. Ruscelli's Office at (281) 338-1382

Regional areas of service include:  Harris County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Fort Bend County, Liberty County, Montgomery County, Waller County A partial listing of cities includes:  Aldine, Alief, Alvin, Angleton, Arcola, Atascocita, Bacliff, Barker, Barrett, The Bay Area, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Beaumont, Bellaire, Port Arthur, Port Bolivar, Champions, Channelview, Clear Lake City, Clear Lake Shores, Cloverleaf, Conroe, Crosby, Crystal Beach, Cypress, Deer Park, Dickinson, El Lago, Ellington Field, Friendswood, Kingwood, Galena Park, Galveston, Gilchrist, Hedwig Village, The Heights, Helen's Garden, High Island, Highlands, Hitchcock, Hockley, Houston, Huffman, Hufsmith, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jamaica Beach, Jersey Village, Katy, Kemah, Kingwood, Klein, La Marque, La Porte, Lake Houston, Lake Jackson, League City, Manvel, Missouri City, NASA JSC area, Nassau Bay, Needville, North Houston, Park Row, Pasadena, Pearland, Prairie View, Red Bluff, Rice University, Richmond, Rosenberg, San Leon, San Jacinto, Santa Fe, Seabrook, Sealy, South Houston, South Shore Harbour, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Stafford, Stuebner, Sugar Land, Sylvan Beach, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Tomball, Webster, West University Place, The Woodlands