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Emily Wald, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Dr. Wald specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, mood, and behavioral concerns. Dr. Wald offers parent-training services to address a variety of developmental and behavior concerns, such as sleep, tantrums, school refusal, separation, and noncompliance.

Additionally, Dr. Wald has expertise working with individuals and their families to promote coping and adjustment to acute or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Wald utilizes a skills-based approach to treatment to assist individual and families in the management acute and chronic pain. She incorporates behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational strategies to address presenting concerns and optimizes functioning at home, school, and in the community.

Dr. Wald also helps prepare children and adolescents for medical procedures and appointments (e.g., sleep study desensitization, procedural anxiety related to medical appointments, pill-swallowing). 

In addition to providing psychotherapy services, Dr. Wald conducts comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations to assist with identifying academic, attention, and learning problems. She works to identify an individual’s areas of strengths and weaknesses, as well as any co-occurring behavioral and emotional concerns, to provide recommendations and improve functioning across settings.

Dr. Wald earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Teacher College, Columbia University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical child/pediatric psychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship within the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has also coauthored journal articles and presented at professional conferences.