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. Kaplow serves as Director of the Trauma and Grief Center, a SAMHSA-funded Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. In this role, she oversees evidence-based assessment, treatment, and research with youth and families exposed to traumas and/or... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Avenue Suite C.0235.05 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-4884

Clinic Chief

Dr. Price provides patient care through the Psychology Service's Anxiety Disorders Program where she provides cognitive-behavioral intervention for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias, along with other anxiety disorders. She also provides... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin MC CC 1630.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700

Clinical Program Director

Dr. Axelrad's research and clinical interests primarily center on treatment of disruptive behaviors in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention on reducing problem behaviors across settings. Dr. Axelrad also... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700

Pre-Doctoral Internship Director

Dr. Bonin provides assessment of and treatment for anxiety disorders via evidence based practices as well as diagnostic evaluation of AD/HD. Her primary clinical focus is effective treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety via cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1630.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700

Fellowship Director




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 primarily center on treatment of disruptive behaviors in preschoolers. She coordinates a research study examining the short- and long-term effectiveness of a brief parenting intervention on reducing problem behaviors across settings. Dr. Axelrad also... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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 bilingual health care provider, she aims to deliver evidence-based outpatient services to diverse youth in the Houston area.... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Bonin provides assessment of and treatment for anxiety disorders via evidence based practices as well as diagnostic evaluation of AD/HD. Her primary clinical focus is effective treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder and health anxiety via cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1630.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, Suite 1630 Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1740.01 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other
Dr. Duran is 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 community and medically complex populations... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: Autism Center - Texas Children's Hospital 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands Medical Arts Center I 17198, St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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 distress and “burnout” associated... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land 15400 Southwest Freeway, #200 Sugar Land, TX 77478 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Specialty Care Kirby 3023 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77098 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land Health Center) | 713-526-6443 (Kirby)
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1710 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, 16th Floor 16th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-5800
Dr. Kaplow serves as Director of the Trauma and Grief Center, a SAMHSA-funded Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. In this role, she oversees evidence-based assessment, treatment, and research with youth and families exposed to traumas and/or... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Avenue Suite C.0235.05 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-4884
Dr. Kazmerski is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst who specializes in pediatric psychology.  Dr. Kazmerski has extensive experience providing clinical services and developing clinical programs within the scope of integrated pediatric primary and subspecialty behavioral... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin StreetSuite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: The Woodlands Health Center, MAC 1 17198 St. Luke’s Way, Suite 300 The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (Woodlands)


Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
Dr. Price provides patient care through the Psychology Service's Anxiety Disorders Program where she provides cognitive-behavioral intervention for generalized anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobias, along with other anxiety disorders. She also provides... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin MC CC 1630.00 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700



Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3700 Return Appts./Other
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1630 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 16th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
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

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 940 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-3700
My research focuses on the prevention of suicide-related behaviors among adolescent and emerging adult populations. In particular, I focus on prevention among bereaved youth and youth in the LGBTQ+ community. My work places a special emphasis on the efficient use of limited mental health resources... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave Suite C.0235.05 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-826-4885
Marisa Hilliard, PhD
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 Hilliard... Read more


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

Address: Autism Center - Texas Children's Hospital 8080 North Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3390

Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Social Worker

Ledra Johnson, MSW