Hani Talebi, PhD, LSSP

Phone: 1-512-324-0029


University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD, Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology

University of California, Irvine, BA, Cognitive Science


Internship, Pediatric Psychology, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Fellowship, Pediatric Trauma, Child Abuse Listening and Mediation/University of California, Santa Barbara

Clinical Biography

Hani Talebi, PhD, LSSP, is a licensed pediatric psychologist and the Director of Pediatric Psychology for UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. With more than 20 years of experience, he specializes in consultation/liaison psychology, parent management training, and brief evidence-based interventions for medically fragile children. Additionally, Dr. Talebi is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Talebi earned his combined doctorate in clinical, counseling, and school psychology with a specialization in clinical child and adolescent psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his bachelor’s in cognitive science with a focus on infant cognition and evidence-based treatment of externalizing behavior disorders from the University of California, Irvine. He completed an internship in pediatric psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and a fellowship pediatric trauma at Child Abuse Listening and Mediation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also completed a clinical research assistantship at Children’s National Medical Center, where he oversaw clinical trials investigating the efficacy of various interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other comorbid conditions.

Dr. Talebi currently serves as the psychology service chief for the Consultation/Liaison Mental Health team at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He has accrued technical aptitude in numerous evidence-based modalities, including individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral classroom management and parent training, and motivational interviewing. His research interests focus on decreasing all hospital readmission rates for children diagnosed with chronic illness.


  • Consultation/liaison psychology
  • Parent management training
  • Pediatric externalizing behavior disorders

Board Certification

  • Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, Licensed Psychologist
  • Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology