Laurel Lyn Williams, DO

Department or Service



Phone: 832-822-1900 New Patient Appts. | 832-822-3750 Return Appts./Other
Fax: (713) 796-9718

Contact Information

6655 Travis
Ste. 700
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Chief of Psychiatry

Texas Children's Hospital

Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine

BCM GME Liaison


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2004
Baylor College of Medicine residency Psychiatry 2002
Baylor College of Medicine internship Psychiatry 2000
University of North Texas medical school Doctor of Osteopathy 1999


Laurel L. Williams, D.O. is an Associate Professer in the Menninger Department of Psychiarty & Behavioral Sciences. She is the Director of Residency Training for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Clinically, Dr. Williams is working within Texas Childrens Hospital in collaboration with Psychology and Women's Mental Health experts, Drs. Puryear and Treece to develop clinical protocols to address the mental health of pregnant adolescents and their families as well as families with pre-mature infants in the TCH and WP NICUS. She additionally is working within the Harris Health System for develop protocols for family centered mental health care.

Dr. Williams completed her residency and fellowship at Baylor. She was named the Baylor Child Fellowship Chief for the 2003-2004 academic years. Additionally, Dr. Williams was awarded the GlaxcoSmithKline APA Fellowship in 2001, the Baylor Psychiatry Research Grant in 2002, and the William P. Moore, MD and Roy N. Aruffo, MD Resident Award of Excellence in 2004.

As a faculty member, Dr. Williams is the recipient of two Fulbright & Jaworksi Awards for Educational Leadership (2012) and Enduring Materials (2011) in addition to numerous awards for clinical leadership from the child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. Dr. Williams is the author and co-author of several manuscripts specifically on Mentalization Based Therapies with Children and Families. Dr. Williams? primary area of interest involves attachment and the development of clinical programming to address child and mental health problems through a family oriented process.


Organization Name Role
Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education Member
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Member
American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Member
Houston Association of Women Psychiatrists Member
Texas Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Member

Selected Publications

Williams, L& Sharp, C. Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolecence: The Case for a Medium Stay Inpatient Treatment.Journal of Psychiatric Practice accepted Fall 2012.