Tara Mathews, Ph.D.
Dr. Mathews is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Mathews has expertise in evidence-based behavioral and cognitive-behavioral assessments and treatments. Moreover, Dr. Mathews has specialized training in pediatric psychology, which involves the application of behavioral health interventions to the treatment of children and adolescents coping with medical illness. Dr. Mathews has a particular interest in treating individuals whose health outcomes are impacted by stress and anxiety.
Dr. Mathews earned her Ph.D in School Psychology at Tulane University, where her research and clinical training focused on the impact of stress, anxiety, and trauma on children's cognitive, academic, and psychosocial development. Dr. Mathews completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she gained specialized training in evidence-based treatments for children in medical settings. Dr. Mathews then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Medical Psychology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she played an integral role in the development of multidisciplinary clinics for conditions that benefited from a combination of medical and behavioral approaches. Following licensure, Dr. Mathews joined the Pediatric Medical Psychology team at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she continued to work to expand pediatric psychology services in a variety of medical specialty clinics (e.g., Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Rheumatology).
Dr. Mathews joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2012. In her current position, she evaluates and treats children and adolescents with a range of psychological and/or medical conditions. She provides time-limited behavioral and CBT treatments as well as long-term psychotherapy when indicated. She also provides training in behavioral techniques to parents of children with behavioral problems. Finally, Dr. Mathews provides specialized services in pain management training, behavioral interventions targeting medical compliance, and therapy to improve quality of life of children and families facing chronic illness and impairing medical symptoms.
To schedule an appointment, or to gain more information about Dr. Mathews' range of clinical services, please contact her directly at 212-746-3552.