Segundo Robert-Ibarra, MD



Houston Methodist Behavioral Health

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Segundo Robert-Ibarra, MD


Houston Methodist Behavioral Health

About Me

I believe therapeutic relationships filled with trust, safety, authenticity, and care help people change. I strive to create an environment that facilitates a path toward wellness that leads to sustained flourishing.

Dr. Robert-Ibarra is a general child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Houston Methodist. Dr. Robert-Ibarra has extensive experience in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of severe mental health conditions, including personality disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, and trauma. He has particular interests in how developmental science can help us understand why people suffer and communicate therapeutically with children, adolescents, and their families, who are struggling with severe mental health disorders. He is board-certified in adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Robert-Ibarra received his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas in Paraguay, and completed his adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine. He has worked in community mental health clinics in rural as well as urban areas of Texas. He has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient settings where he is comfortable managing complex conditions using evidence-based treatment interventions. He has training in psychoanalytic informed and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as mentalization-based treatments. Before joining the department, Dr. Robert-Ibarra spent several years as training director of the Child and Adolescent Fellowship program at the Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences part of the McGovern Medical School.   

Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Affective Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Comprehensive Clinical Evaluations
  • Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Suicidality and Self-harm
  • Mentalization Informed Therapies
  • Neuro-developmental Disorders
  • Personality Development and Personality Disorders
  • Psychodynamic Informed Interventions
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Thought Disorders
  • Trauma


Psychiatry | Baylor College of Medicine | 1999
Psychiatry | Baylor College of Medicine | 1998
Psychiatry | Center for Psychoanalytic Studies | 1998
  • Houston Methodist Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Dr. Segundo Robert-Ibarra located?
    Dr. Segundo Robert-Ibarra sees patients at the following locations:
    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 2509, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Segundo Robert-Ibarra and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Segundo Robert-Ibarra and/or office staff speak English and Spanish