Stephanie Merwin, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist within Children’s National Hospital, serving in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health with specialized focus in the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program through the Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Merwin utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat depression, anxiety and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. She also works closely with caregivers and families to provide behavioral management strategies to be used in the home. Dr. Merwin has particular expertise in pediatric psychology, working with youth with chronic health conditions on coping with their illness, managing adherence to treatment, and treating comorbid mood and behavioral concerns.
In the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program (CPEP), Dr. Merwin is developing a screening program to be implemented in the Epilepsy Clinic aimed at identifying youth at risk for psychosocial concerns. She works alongside the epilepsy team with the goal of improving the standard of care for youth with epilepsy and their families by providing immediate feedback on potential risk and facilitating access to needed behavioral health treatment and referrals.