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Mariel Cannady, PsyD

Appointments: 1-512-324-0029
Dell Med Directory Bio: Mariel Cannady


James Madison University, PsyD, Clinical and School Psychology

James Madison University, EdS, School Psychology


Internship, Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology, The Texas Child Study Center

Mariel Cannady, PsyD, is a licensed pediatric psychologist in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's, a clinical partnership between Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in treating children with anxiety, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders), and challenging behaviors (e.g., mild aggression, tantrums, and non-compliance. Additionally, Dr. Cannady is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Cannady earned both her doctor of psychology degree with a focus on clinical and school psychology and her educational specialist degree with a focus on school psychology from James Madison University. She completed an internship in child clinical/pediatric psychology at the Texas Child Study Center. Dr. Cannady has interdisciplinary training in neurodevelopmental disorders through the LEND program at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Intensive Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute and has specialized training in behavior therapy, applied behavior analysis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy.

Dr. Cannady’s research interests include family engagement in pediatric treatment and parent-child interactions among children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her published research includes identifying determinants for successful transition to adult care among youth with special healthcare needs.

Dr. Cannady is a pediatric psychologist with UT Health Austin.


  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Behavior therapy
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Home-school collaboration
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Parent training

Board Certification

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

Awards & Honors

  • Most Distinguished Award in Research, Teaching, and Service, James Madison University
  • Partnership for People with Disabilities Autism Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University


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