Amy Cavanaugh, PHD, MP

Medical Psychologist

Dr. Amy Cavanaugh is a licensed clinical and medical psychologist serving the Acadiana area since 2005. Dr. Cavanaugh provides psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and medication management services to individuals and families, including children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes medication, play therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal therapy techniques to treat a wide variety of difficulties, including but not limited to: ADHD, behavior problems; trauma; parenting; attachment disorders; depression and mood disorders; anxiety; and adjustment to life stressors such as divorce and bereavement. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Cavanaugh provides consultation services to several hospitals and the family court system, and is a frequent contributor to local media on mental health topics.

Dr. Cavanaugh earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University-Shreveport, a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Cavanaugh completed internship and post-doctoral fellowship training at Tulane University Health Science Center with a specialty in infant mental health and pediatric psychology. In 2011, Dr. Cavanaugh earned a post-doctoral Master’s Degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Alliant International University.

Dr. Cavanaugh is a member of Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church and she volunteers at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.