Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP

Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Anxiety disorders and cognitive-behavioral therapy
Locations: Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in University City, PA
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Dahlsgaard is lead psychologist of the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC). She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and New York with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adolescents and young adults. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly selective mutism, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorders, and generalized fears.

    Dr. Dahlsgaard also frequently treats children with disorders that commonly present alongside anxiety, such as tic disorders and food selectivity.

    Dr. Dahlsgaard teaches courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to interns and fellows at CHOP and supervises their CBT cases. Dr. Dahlsgaard is a frequent lecturer and guest speaker and has published widely in scientific journals and books on the topics of child development, psychopathology, mental health and human virtue.

  • Education and Training


    Department of Pediatrics and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University, New York, NY

    Undergraduate Degree

    Psychology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD, Psychology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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