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Krystle Pleitz, LCSW

Appointments: 1-512-324-0029
Dell Med Directory Bio: Krystle Pleitz


University of Houston, MSW

Baylor University, BA, Medical Humanities and American Studies

Krystle Pleitz, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavioral Health care team. With over 10 years of experience, she specializes in providing individual and family counseling to pediatric patients who are navigating transitions, coping with chronic illnesses, and experiencing mental health challenges.

Krystle Pleitz earned her bachelor’s degree in medical humanities and American studies from Baylor University and her master’s degree in social work with a clinical concentration from the University of Houston She completed an internship in pediatrics at Shriners Hospital for Children and an additional internship in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Krystle Pleitz has extensive experience developing and implementing social work programs within pediatric specialty care departments, and she contributes to team-based telehealth consultation services through the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) initiatives. Her research interests include perinatal psychotherapy and congenital cardiology. She values being an active member in the community and enjoys volunteering with the Junior League of Austin. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Krystle Pleitz is a clinical social worker with UT Health Austin.


  • Adolescents
  • Chronic illness
  • Crisis intervention
  • Grief and loss
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Pediatrics

Board Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Social Work

Awards & Honors

  • Pi Kappa Phi, University of Houston
  • Make-A-Wish Medical Professional of the Year


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    4900 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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