Robert M. Pitts, Jr. PsyD

Dr. Robert (Bert) Pitts grew up in Homewood and attended Homewood High School and Birmingham-Southern College.  He did his Doctoral work in clinical psychology at Baylor University in Texas, followed by an internship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.  Through the same medical school, Dr. Pitts also completed a one-year externship in Marriage and Family Therapy at the internationally renowned Family Therapy Institute.

Upon completion of training and licensure in 1988, Dr. Pitts became a psychologist for the Vaughan Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.  Three years later, he entered private practice with Grayson & Associates, P.C.  He spent the next 13 years there building his practice, toward the end of which he hired, mentored, and helped launch the practices of 3 additional Grayson psychologists.  Dr. Pitts struck out on his own during the summer of 2004, starting Pitts & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Pitts is a past President of the Birmingham Regional Association of Licensed Psychologists.  He is on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty of the Medical Psychology Ph.D. program at UAB, having taught the Marriage and Family Therapy class three times.  He has also served as consulting psychologist at Tri-Wil, Inc./Porta Cras School (Bibb County) and the King’s Ranch (Chelsea), both residential treatment centers for children and adolescents. Dr. Pitts is a popular speaker for churches, schools, businesses and the media in Birmingham and Central Alabama.

Dr. Pitts offers the following services:

  • Individual therapy for adolescents and adults
  • Family therapy
  • Couple and marital therapy
  • Children, Adolescents, College-Age, Adult and Geriatric
  • Parent Coaching and Consultation
  • ADHD evaluation and ADHD-related skill training
  • School evaluation
  • Relaxation Training
  • EMDR

Dr. Pitts specializes in the following areas:

  • Relationship Problems
  • Boundary Issues
  • Marital Issues
  • Individual and Family Stress Management
  • Family Life Transition Issues
  • Parent-Child Problems
  • Discipline and Power Struggles
  • Mood Disorders
  • Behavior Problems
  • School Problems including College/Graduate School
  • Caretaking for Elderly Parents
  • Caretaking for Mentally Ill Family Members
  • AD/HD across the Lifespan