Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., is Lead Psychologist at the Anxiety Behaviors Clinic (ABC), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania and New York with expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Dr. Dahlsgaard specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly Social Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorders, and generalized fears.
Dr. Dahlsgaard also frequently treats children with disorders that commonly present comorbidly with anxiety, such as tic disorders, food selectivity, and body-focused impulse control disorders (trichotillomania).
Dr. Dahlsgaard has an extensive background in research. She worked for two years with Dr. Aaron T. Beck on an NIH funded study of suicide prediction and prevention, worked as a treatment provider on studies of depression prevention in school-aged children, worked as a parent group leader in a treatment study of anxiety in adolescents, and led a longitudinal study investigating character strengths and their relation to well-being among middle school students. While at NYU, Dr. Dahlsgaard led empirically-supported group therapy treatments of social phobia for adolescents.
At CHOP, she trains the psychiatry fellows in cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and supervises their CBT cases.
A recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship award, 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. She was formerly Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Chestnut Hill College School of Professional Psychology and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on human development, child psychopathology, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Lead Psychologist, ABC: The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3440 Market Street Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19104