Our Team

All of our faculty are licensed, doctoral-level psychologists with specialized training and expertise in understanding the biopsychosocial aspects of children and adolescents as they relate to your child’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and overall functioning. We often work with pre-doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows who also see many patients under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.


Chief of Service

Dr. Price provides patient care through the Psychology Service's OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program where she specializes in family-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for selective mutism, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and specific phobias, along with other anxiety disorders. Dr. Price's… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700

Clinic Chief

Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests are focused on family based behavioral treatment in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention (the Brief Behavioral Intervention) on improving children’s emotional… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700

Pre-Doctoral Internship Director

Dr. Bonin provides assessment of and treatment for OCD/anxiety disorders via evidence based practices. Her primary clinical focus is effective treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety via cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The type of CBT provided by Dr. Bonin… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700

Fellowship Director

Mariella M. Self, Ph.D., ABPP, is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she provides inpatient consultation and outpatient intervention services for children and families managing a variety of medical… read more
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other

Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Faculty

Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests are focused on family based behavioral treatment in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention (the Brief Behavioral Intervention) on improving children’s emotional… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Banneyer is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). As an English-Spanish dual language health care provider, she aims to deliver evidence-based outpatient services to diverse youth in the Houston area.… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Bonin provides assessment of and treatment for OCD/anxiety disorders via evidence based practices. Her primary clinical focus is effective treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety via cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The type of CBT provided by Dr. Bonin… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Cline's interests focus on traumatic stress in relation to injuries including assessment/screening, the provision of psychological services to these patients (e.g., trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy), and outcomes related to patient satisfaction and feasibility within busy medical… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Cutitta approaches clinical care as a collaborative coach, learning to understand her patients and improve daily functioning with regard to health related behaviors.  Dr. Cutitta works with the family unit, as well as the individual patient, to help improve quality of life, establish healthy… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Czyzewski’s clinical interest center around the assessment and treatment of behavioral and psychological factors which impact physical symptoms or chronic illness.  She works closely with the healthcare providers in several pediatric subspecialties.  She participates on a research team… read more
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other
Dr. Duran is the Co-Director of Inclusive Excellence, and currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Section within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is especially passionate about the evaluation and treatment of disruptive behaviors of preschoolers among… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Fein works as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She is also a licensed psychologist working within the Autism Center at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). Dr. Fein provides clinical assessments and… read more
Phone: 832-822-3704
Dr. Franklin is a pediatric psychologist that specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques to address adolescent mental health concerns. Through the Department of Adolescent Medicine she sees patients with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Dr.… read more
Phone: 936-267-6300
Dr. Gallagher is a pediatric psychologist specializing in working with youth and families affected by chronic medical conditions, particularly type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Some of her clinical interests include helping youth and families build skills for reducing diabetes distress and “burnout”;… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Clinical Interests: Use of evidence-based practices to serve the local community regarding child and adolescent behavioral health needs, including behavioral issues, difficulties with attention and hyperactivity, and anxiety. Of particular interest is providing services that are co-located or… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
Dr. Garland studies outcomes of group and individual behavioral interventions as well as common psychological co-morbidities across adolescents with obesity and eating-related disorders. In particular she is interested in adolescent motivaion for change and transition-related issues for adolescents…
Phone: 832-822-3647
Dr. Kao works closely with patients and families and a multidisciplinary team of clinicians to address pain coping. With such an intimate connection between mind and body, pain can affect many aspects of life, including school, sleep, family, and friends. Dr. Kao works with patients and parents to… read more
Phone: 832-824-5800
Dr. Kazmerski is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral and Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine who specializes in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine. She provides evidence-based therapy services to children and their families for a range of sleep concerns and sleep… read more
Phone: 832-822-3300 (Main) | 936-267-7744 (Woodlands) | 832-227-1111 (West Campus)
Dr. Kentor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. As a pediatric psychologist, she is dedicated to providing evidence-based care to children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic medical conditions. Her areas of specialty include oncology,… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Klinepeter is currently an Assistant Professor in the Section of Psychology within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. Dr. Klinepeter specializes in evidence-based assessment and treatment of… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Landrum specializes in clinical child and adolescent psychology, providing integrated psychological treatments that are tailored to each patient’s needs. She provides evidence-based individual and family therapy to children and adolescents with various mental health issues, such as disruptive… read more
Phone: 936-321-0808
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Price provides patient care through the Psychology Service's OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program where she specializes in family-based cognitive-behavioral intervention for selective mutism, social anxiety, separation anxiety, and specific phobias, along with other anxiety disorders. Dr. Price's… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Purser is pediatric psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital-West campus who specializes in working with youth and families affected by medical conditions including chronic headaches and migraines, diabetes, sickle cell disease, and cancer. As a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Purser helps… read more
Phone: 832-227-2600
Dr. Schneider is a licensed psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schneider specializes in the practice of pediatric psychology, primarily working with children, adolescents, and young adults with medical conditions. She is especially passionate… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Mariella M. Self, Ph.D., ABPP, is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a pediatric psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she provides inpatient consultation and outpatient intervention services for children and families managing a variety of medical… read more
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other
Dr. Teasdale is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a licensed psychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital. She specializes in pediatric health psychology, with an interest in behavioral and psychological factors that interact with physical health. Dr. Teasdale… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Washington is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine\Texas Children's Hospital. She is a pediatric psychologist specializing in chronic health conditions in underserved populations. Dr. Washington serves as a psychology liaison to the Sickle Cell/… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
As a member of the Adolescent Medicine interdisciplinary team, I provide inpatient and outpatient psychological services to teens and their families through individual, group, and family therapy. I primarily work with teenage girls and boys with eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia… read more
Phone: 832-822-3647
As a Pediatric Health Psychologist in the Renal Section at TCH, my passion and work is with families and patients who have renal conditions. My primary clinical interests are assessing and improving mood, coping, adherence, and adjustment to the medical condition and treatment. A key component of… read more
Phone: 832-824-3800

Pediatric Psychology Research

Dr. Butler's research centers on how aspects of the health care system, and children's social and family environments contribute to mental and physical health outcomes of populations who experience disparities in health. Dr. Butler's research aims to translate research findings that identify… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
My work focuses on strengths-based approaches to helping youth and young adults with type 1 diabetes engage in health behavior change that promotes optimal health and quality of life outcomes. Clinical Interests: I do not currently provide clinical services. Research Interests: Dr. Marisa… read more
Dr. Kahalley serves as the Associate Chief of Research for the Psychology Division in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and as the Director of Neurobehavioral Oncology in the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center. She leads an NIH-funded multi-disciplinary research… read more
Phone: 832-822-3700
I received master’s degrees in Child and Family Studies (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Clinical Investigation (Baylor College of Medicine), as well as a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Following graduation, I continued my training at the Virginia… read more
Phone: 832-824-3390

Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Social Worker