Rachel Wolfe, PhD


  • Texas Medical Center


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

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street, 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States


Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Clinical Psychology 2014
Baylor College of Medicine internship Psychology Internship 2012


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 Nervosa, and Eating Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. I also am experienced in working with teens experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and body image concerns.

I utilize cognitive-behavioral strategies in therapy and provide a supportive, strengths-based approach to patient care. I have a passion for working with adolescents which is reflected through my therapeutic approach. As such, I take care to acknowledge the unique developmental tasks and transitions adolescents and their families are facing, such as identity development and increased autonomy.

My research interests are also in the realm of adolescent mental health and eating disorders. My current research endeavor is focused on eating disorders in Latino/Hispanic teens and how to best serve this population in treatment.


Organization Name Role
American Psychological Association, Divisions 43 and 53 Member
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Member
Texas Psychological Association Member

Selected Publications

White, R., Carper, T., Scott, S., Middleton, M., Grills-Taquechel, A., & Renk, K. (2014).  Emerging adults' behavior problems and coping following hurricanes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, in press.

Renk, K., White, R., Lauer, B., McSwiggan, M., Puff, J., & Lowell, A. (2014). Bipolar disorder in children. Psychiatry Journal, in press.

Reddy, R., White, R., & Sharp, C. (2013). Gender as a longitudinal moderator of the relationship between attributional style and depressive symptoms over a 1-year period in preadolescent children.  Menninger Bulletin 77, 231-247.

Pane, H.T., White, R., Nadorff, M.R., Grills-Taquechel, A., & Stanley, M.A. (2013).  Multisystemic therapy for child non-externalizing psychological and health problems: A preliminary review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review16, 81- 99.

White, R., & Renk, K. (2011). Externalizing behavior problems during adolescence: An ecological perspective. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

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