August 25, 2020

Caitlin Gannon, Ph.D.

austin-child-psychologist-caitlin-gannonI am a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety-based disorders. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Redlands, then continued on to earn a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University.

My APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship was completed with the Texas Child Study Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center here in Austin, where I treated children, adolescents and families with a broad range of presenting emotional and behavioral concerns as well as coping with primary medical diagnoses. Throughout my training and postdoctoral fellowship, I also gained specific expertise treating a variety of issues, including generalized anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, school refusal and behavioral disorders.

My Treatment Philosophy

While I work primarily from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach, I am dedicated to integrating components of other evidence-based treatments such as Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) flexibly into my work for all clients. The approaches I use aim to empower individuals to increase their awareness and control over their thoughts and behaviors that contribute to their challenges.

For children and adolescents specifically, I recognize that their anxiety and behavior often affects the entire family, so I also enjoy working closely with caregivers and families. Within my work I also value consultation and collaboration with schools, physicians, psychiatrists and other treatment providers. My goal is to partner with you and your family to establish an individualized, evidenced-based treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Contact and Fees

Please contact me by email at caitlin@anxietyaustin.com, or phone 512-879-1836 Ext. 8, or via our contact page if you would like to discuss the possibility of working together. For a standard 50-minute session, my fee is $160, and the fee for an initial evaluation is $180. While I do not accept insurance, I am happy to provide you with an invoice that includes all the billing codes required to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company. I also maintain a limited number of reduced fee slots for individuals and families facing financial hardship.

Currently accepting new patients: Yes

Selected publications by Dr. Gannon:

Gannon, C.E., Britton, T., Wilkinson, E., Hall, S.S. (2018). Improving social gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome using a behavioral skills training approach: A proof of concept study. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 10(25), 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s11689-018-9243-z

Beaudoin, M.N., Tan, A., Gannon, C. (2018). A comparative study of the effects of 6,12, and 16 weeks of narrative therapy on 722 children’s socio-emotional skills:  An empirical analysis of problem-solving accounts. Systematic Therapies, 36(4), 57-73.

Kountz-Edwards, S., Aoiki, C., Gannon, C., Packman, W. (2017). The Family Impact of Caring for a Child with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Chronic Illness, 0(0), 1-13. doi: 10.1177/1743295317690034

For more information, read Dr. Gannon’s CV

Now offering same-day evaluations M-Th, 12-7p, space is limited. Call Dr. Tsan at 512-879-1836, ext 3.