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Katie Rial, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Meet Katie

Working with Children & Families

I enjoy working with children and their parents. Parents typically come to me feeling worried, helpless, or confused by their child’s behavior and unsure how to support them. Using a developmental and relational lens, I work with both the child and the parent. We work to understand what influenced and shaped a given behavior and the impact of those behaviors within the family system.

My hope is to give parents tools and the structure needed to support a healthy family. When working with children and parents, I use a combination of behavioral strategies and parent management tools, including Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Working with Adolescents and Young Adults

I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults looking to heal from difficult, scary or stressful events in the distant or recent past. I also support work with any other issues including identity, adjustment to life changes or stressors, grief, anxiety, sadness, relationships, and stress due to work/school.

My hope for our work together is that you will feel safe and heard as we process difficult memories and events. Ultimately, the goal is for you to feel empowered with a better understanding of yourself, the values you wish to live by going forward, and the tools you can use along the way.

Learn More About Katie

Kids 4+

Psychological Testing

Evidence-based Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Foundationally Trained
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Licensed Professional Counseling – Associate

Training & Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in child development from Texas Christian University
  • Licensed Psychologist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists #17958
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Doctoral Clinical Internship at the Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children’s Health
  • Doctoral Clinical Internship at the Outpatient Assessment Clinic at Children’s Health
  • Master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Outside the Office

Although I’ve been known to burn a meal or two, I enjoy cooking, especially when it’s spent with family and friends. I also enjoy spending time outside, gardening. When I have the privilege to travel I enjoy exploring new places and cultures because I believe there is always something valuable to learn through someone else’s perspective.

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I accept the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna


$205 Hourly

fees & Insurance

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