Dana B. Labat, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Specialization: Psychotherapy & Assessment in: Women’s Mental & Reproductive Health, Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescence and Adulthood, Parent/Child Relationship Difficulties, and Psychological / Psychoeducational Assessment
Dr. Labat earned her master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, which led to her position as Lead Psychologist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas’ Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and its Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders. Dr. Labat also received training in Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International.
Prior to joining Pelts, Kirkhart, and Associates, Dr. Labat worked with multidisciplinary teams in hospital settings and had a private psychotherapy practice in Dallas, TX. She continues to be licensed to practice psychology in both Louisiana and Texas.
Dr. Labat partners with women and their families to prepare and cope through the transition into parenthood, whether it is a new experience or a repeated one. She also works with women and families who are in the process of trying to conceive through natural and medically-supported interventions. Experiencing a singular pregnancy loss or multiple losses can lead to many feelings, as can experiencing difficulties with conceiving a child. Dr. Labat works with women and their partners who experience this type of loss in an empathic, confidential, and therapeutic space.
Families experiencing acute or ongoing conflict can create stressful environments for all family members including the parent(s) and adolescent. Providing support and positive communication serves to decrease tension and foster growth and understanding among family members.
Dr. Labat conducts Psychoeducational assessments for ADHD, specific learning differences and diagnostic clarification.