Amy B. Acosta, PhD


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-822-3647
Fax: 832-825-3689

Contact Information

6701 Fannin
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Licensed Psychologist

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine research fellow Adolescent Medicine 2007
University of Houston postgraduate education Doctor of Philosophy 2005
Texas A&M University internship Clinical Internship 2005
University of Houston professional education Master of Education 2001


As part of the interdisciplinary Adolescent Medicine team, I provide both individual and family therapy to our patients. My primary clinical focus includes working with adolescents with eating disorders and body image issues. I also work with patients who present with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and issues of identity development.

My therapeutic approach is cooperative, interpersonal, and supportive with a focus on developing coping skills and solutions to manage challenges.

My research interests include mental health needs for transition age youth, body image concerns, gender role conflict, and online identity. I have a teaching interest in outreach regarding positive youth development in the area of digital wellness, cyber citizenship, and media literacy.


Organization Name Role
Academy for Eating Disorders Member
American Psychological Association Member
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

Hastings ES, Chacko MR, Acosta AB,Hergenroeder AC, Wiemann CM. Evaluation of the Professional Process Portfolio: An Innovative Tool to Help Develop and Demonstrate Leadership Competency. Maternal Child and Health Journal Special Leadership Edition. In press.