Krystle Pleitz, LCSW
Social Worker, UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s
University of Houston, MSW
Baylor University, BA, Medical Humanities and American Studies
Biography and Education
Krystle Pleitz, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavioral Health team. With over 10 years of experience, she specializes in providing individual and family counseling to pediatric patients who are navigating transitions, coping with chronic illnesses, and experiencing mental health challenges.
Krystle Pleitz earned her master’s in social work with a clinical concentration from the University of Houston and her bachelor’s in medical humanities and American studies from Baylor University. She completed an internship in pediatrics at Shriners Hospital for Children and an additional internship in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Krystle Pleitz has extensive experience developing and implementing social work programs within pediatric specialty care departments, and she contributes to team-based telehealth consultation services through the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) initiatives. Her research interests include perinatal psychotherapy and congenital cardiology. She values being an active member in the community and enjoys volunteering with the Junior League of Austin. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
- Chronic illness
- Crisis intervention
- Grief and loss
- Individual and family therapy
- Licensed Clinical Social Work
Awards & Honors
- Pi Kappa Phi, University of Houston
- Make-A-Wish Medical Professional of the Year