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Kristen Cornish, PsyD


  • Staff Psychologist I, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
In working with children, I want to advocate for those that cannot always speak for themselves and give children skills from an early age that set them up for success throughout their lifetime.

About

Biography

My clinical specialties are pediatric primary care and integrated behavioral health. I care for children with difficulties that arise through childhood and adolescence, including disruptive behaviors, toileting concerns, sleep, anxiety, depression, anger management, self-esteem and family communication.

I first became interested in psychology in college when I began to see how life experiences affected and shaped others. I also realized that I enjoy listening to others and helping them target any difficulties. In working with children, I want to advocate for those that cannot always speak for themselves and give children skills from an early age that set them up for success throughout their lifetime.

I believe in a team-based approach to care, which means patients and families are treated with a holistic approach for mental, physical and emotional health. At each visit, I want to instill hope and work collaboratively toward the family’s goals. It is my goal to make services accessible, easy to understand, and for families to know their input is heard and valued. My practice is also evidence-based. I help patients build up their "tool kit," filling it with new skills so they can feel confident handling difficulties that may come their way when they leave my office.

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking, reading, knitting and being outside (hiking, biking, etc.).