Teresa Lanza di Scalea, MD, PhD

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Teresa Lanza di Scalea, MD


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, MD

Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy, PhD, Neuroscience


Residency, Adult Psychiatry, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy

Residency, Adult Psychiatry, Brown University

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Teresa Lanza di Scalea, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in Women’s Reproductive Mental Health of Texas, a speciality clinic within UT Health Austin’s Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She specializes in the management of psychiatric disorders and emotional challenges in women during the reproductive lifecycle, including the menstrual cycle, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum and the menopausal transition, as well as mental health implications of breast cancer during diagnosis, stages of care, and survivorship. Additionally, Dr. Lanza di Scalea is an assistant professor in both the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Dell Medical School Department of Women’s Health.

Dr. Lanza di Scalea earned her medical degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy and her doctorate in neuroscience from Tor Vergata University of Rome in Italy. She also completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Tor Vergata University of Rome, where she was awarded a year-long Visiting Research Scholarship at the Women’s Behavioral HealthCARE Program of the University of Pittsburgh, and a second residency in adult psychiatry at Brown University, where she served as a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior.

Dr. Lanza di Scalea’s clinical interests include the use of psychotherapy in clinical psychiatry, with special emphasis on meaning-centered psychotherapy, and her research focuses on the integration of psychiatry into women’s health. She is actively involved in medical and residency education.


  • Women’s mental health

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • Superior Health Plan STAR/CHIP/STAR KIDS
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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