Pediatric Psychology Team | Ginger Carlson, PhD

Ginger Carlson, PhD, ABPP, is board-certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. She completed her doctorate degree with honors at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Before arriving in Arizona, Dr. Carlson worked at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center's department of psychiatry and at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

She completed her residency here in Phoenix and worked at several valley organizations as a Clinical Psychologist prior to joining Barrow at Phoenix Children’s. Her focus is on psychotherapy for children with special medical needs and includes pain management, improving medical treatment compliance, reducing fears related to medical procedures, adjustment and coping related to diagnosis of chronic illnesses and following illness or injury and treatment of somatic symptom disorders.

Dr. Carlson is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University providing supervision and training to doctoral candidates in clinical psychology. Dr. Carlson is also a consultant on the ethics committee with the Arizona Psychological Association. 


Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Arizona Psychological Association

Academic Affiliations

  • Adjunct professor, Arizona State University

Interests and Hobbies

Dr. Carlson enjoys reading in her free time. Read Dr. Carlson's complete personal bio.  

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