Behavior Therapist

Dr. Chad Brandt is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety based disorders. He received his BS in Psychology from Florida State University, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Brandt completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Brandt specializes in assessing and treating anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and has additional expertise treating anxiety and depression among persons living with health complications, chronic pain, skin disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Brandt has presented his research findings at the annual conferences for several national organizations including the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has published articles in top peer-reviewed journals including Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. He has won awards for career development from the Anxiety and Depression Association of American and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. Dr. Brandt is a board member for A Children’s House for the Soul, a non-profit organization aiming to provide awareness and support for children living with dermatological disorders.


Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depressive disorders
  • Coping with chronic health conditions


Education and Fellowships:


  • Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, 2017
    Dissertation: HIV Anxiety Reduction/Management Program (HAMRT): A Proof-of-Concept Test
  • M.A. – Psychology, University of Houston, 2013
  • B.S. – Social Work, Loyola University of Chicago, 2009


  • Post-doctoral fellow, Houston OCD Program, 2017-2018


Licensure and Certifications:


  • Licensed clinical psychologist, Texas State board of examiners of psychologists, 2018; license #37048


Selected Publications:

  • 34. Paulus, D. J., Brandt, C. P., Lemaire, C., & Zvolensky, M. J. (in press). Trajectory of Change in Anxiety Sensitivity in Relation to Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS following Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. CognitiveBehaviour Therapy. 
  • 33. Brandt C.P., Deavers F., Hundt N.E., Fletcher T.L., Cully J.A. (in press). The impact of integrating physical health into brief CBT approach for medically ill veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
  • 32. Dindo, L., Brandt, C.P., Fieldorowicz, J. (in press). Cross-sectional relations between psychological inflexibility and symptoms of depression and anxiety among adults reporting migraines or risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Journal of Behavioral and Contextual Sciences.  
  • 31. Rogers, A. H., Bakhshaie, J., Horenstein, A., Brandt, C. P., Heimberg, R. G., & Zvolensky, M. J. (in press). Emotion dysregulation in the experience of pain among persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care
  • 30. Brandt, C.P., Paulus, D.J., Lopez-Gamundi, P., Green, C., Lemaire, C., & Zvolensky, M.Z. (in press). HIV Anxiety Reduction/Management Program (HAMRT): A Proof-of-Concept Test. AIDS Care.  


Media, Honors and Awards:



  • Career Development Travel Award ($500): Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA; April, 2015)
  • Runner-Up: University of Houston Graduate and Professional Studies Program TED-Style Talk Competition (October, 2014) 
  • Charles and Carol Spielberger Scholarship ($5000): American Psychological Foundation and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology 
  • David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology ($1000): American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (2014) 
  • Full Scholarship (Including tuition, travel, room, and board): Principals of HIV & STD Research Course. University of Washington (2014) 


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