Lindsay D. Clendaniel, PhD

Director & Pediatric Psychologist

Listen to Dr. Clendaniel discuss management of childhood chronic pain on the Child Repair Guide podcast!

Dr. Clendaniel specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety and health-related adjustment issues. Dr. Clendaniel has particular expertise in pain management and treatment of chronic headache and functional gastrointestinal illness. She also works with children and families on techniques for health behavior change related to encopresis and weight management. 

Dr. Clendaniel utilizes cognitive-behavior therapy techniques in her individual and family work as well as biofeedback and hypnosis. She has presented research at national conferences related to the topic of pain management and has also authored several articles and book chapters related to the management of functional gastrointestinal illness.

In addition to her work with anxiety and health psychology, Dr. Clendaniel is skilled at comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations exploring challenges with academic, learning and attention problems.

After completing her undergraduate work at the University of Delaware, Dr. Clendaniel received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she focused on weight management and treatment of functional gastrointestinal illness. 

Continuing her career in pediatric psychology, Dr. Clendaniel worked as a pediatric psychologist at Children's Hospital, New Orleans, where she functioned as a pain and GI psychologist.

Prior to opening her own practice, Dr. Clendaniel served the Severna Park community for three years as a psychologist in private practice.