About our clinic
Addiction & Psychotherapy Services has been serving the Greater Austin area since 1982. It is a private clinic operating without any government funding or other outside support. It is our philosophy to work without profits. We are proud to have highly qualified staff and to offer the broadest range of services of any opiate treatment provider in Texas.
Crispa Aeschbach-Jachmann, MD, Board cert. psychiatrist, medical director
Qualifications of Medical Director
Qualifications of Heinz Aeschbach, M.D.
Dr. Aeschbach studied medicine at the University of Zürich in Switzerland and received his MD degree in 1972. He also attended the Music Academy of Zürich and earned a Swiss federal diploma as piano teacher in 1969. He completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and is board certified in adult psychiatry.
include cultural anthropology, ethology (research of animal behavior,
biology of animal and human behavior), and other subjects.
Prior to opening
this clinic, Dr. Aeschbach already had seven years of experience with
methadone medical withdrawal and maintenance and other substance abuse
treatments. From 1975 to 1982, he served as the Medical Director to
the Austin Travis County MHMR Drug Abuse Special Services Unit. Since
1975, he continuously worked more than half-time with methadone clients.
Additionally he worked with other substance abuse patients, both hospitalized
and outpatient, and he worked with general psychiatric patients, particularly
patients with mood disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
dissociated disorder (including multiple personality disorder), and
personality disorders. He supervised non-MD psychotherapists and served
as consultant for TXMHMR.
His continuing education
includes many conferences, seminars, and taped presentations on general
psychiatric therapies, family medicine, psychotherapy of posttraumatic
stress and dissociative disorders, family therapy, NADA acupuncture,
hypnotherapy, pain management, and Eye Movement Desensitization and
Dr. Aeschbach has given numerous seminars at TCADA (Texas Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, now the Texas Department of State Health Services) conferences, as well as at conferences for the United States Association of Opioid Treatment Providers (USAOTP), formerly Texas Methadone Treatment Association (TMTA). He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the USAOTP.
History of Addiction & Psychotherapy Services
Since its founding
in 1982, the Addiction & Psychotherapy Services clinic has gradually
grown in size and significantly expanded its range of opiate addiction
services. Although we initially served a variety of substance abuse
clients as well as clients with general psychiatric diagnoses, we now
only accept clients with opiate dependence as a primary diagnosis.
Clients who previously were treated at other clinics frequently state that this clinic is the best they have ever attended.
"This clinic cares more about their patients than any doctor or psychiatrist I have ever been to before.
"Methadone has enabled me to work, save money, and not die."
"Dr. Aeschbach is readily available to his clients."
"Every time I attend a group, there is always something positive that I can take home with me."
"[The clinic provides] intimate care, caring staff, convenient, [and] reasonable rates."
"Everyone is friendly and helpful. The groups are casual and very helpful. I get a lot out of them."
"This clinic makes you feel welcome and part of a 'family'. Also you feel no judgment."
"The clinic has always taken our living far away into consideration and helped us work to keep our
"Aeschbach's clinic offers courteous, professional services in a wonderful new facility that is safe
"I am grateful for the methadone clinic because it offered a change over 12-step and 'faith' based
"The clinic has helped me changed my life completely, as recovery is a process. Being on maintenance
"I went to another clinic - it seemed to be 'profit' motivated. Everyone at this clinic is accessible and