Tara Mathews, Ph.D.

Psychology
Tara Mathews

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.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource

Publications

Overstreet, S., & Mathews, T. (2011). Challenges associated with exposure to trauma: Fostering resilient outcomes among youth. Psychology in the Schools. Special Issue: Resilience in the Schools, 48, 738-754.


Mathews, T., & Overstreet, S. (2010). Community violence. In C. S. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.), The encyclopedia of cross cultural school psychology. New York: Springer.


Mathews
, T., Overstreet, S., & Dempsey, M. (2009). Effects of exposure to community violence on school functioning: Examining the mediating role of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Behavioural Research and Therapy, 47, 586-591.