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Dr. Wright attended the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. After college, she attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her adult psychiatry residency and a 2-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Wright has trained at Texas Children’s Hospital, DePelchin Children’s Center, The Menninger Clinic, The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, MHMRA (Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority), and the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wright has many years of experience assessing and treating adults, children and families from a diverse array of backgrounds with complex psychiatric disorders. Dr. Wright currently serves as Voluntary Clinical Faculty for the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.

Special Areas of Interest

Dr. Wright has a special interest in early childhood disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delay, and Intellectual Disabilities.

Autism is one of a group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that appear in early childhood — usually before age 3. Though symptoms and severity vary, all autism disorders affect a child's ability to communicate and interact with others.

Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls.

What is clear is that there is no cure for autism; intensive, early treatment can make an enormous difference in the lives of many children with the disorder.

Dr. Wright has had extensive training working with children on the Autism spectrum and with comorbid intellectual disabilities (also referred to as mental retardation).

National Presentations

In the fall of 2008, Dr. Wright presented at the Autism Institute during American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting in Chicago. Her talk focused on the impact and challenges facing siblings of Autism Spectrum Disorder children.

Local Presenations

Dr. Wright has given presentations locally for Houston area private schools and for professional organizations. Her talks have focused on diagnosing and treating mental health disorders in children and teens including ADHD, Anxiety and Depression.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Wright is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (TSCAP)
  • Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (TSPP)
  • American Association of Women’s Psychiatrists (AWP)
  • Houston Psychiatric Society