Chandra Bautista, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist


Dr. Chandra Bautista is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based psychotherapy for anxiety, OCD, trauma-related disorders, and depression. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed a postdoctoral residency at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. In addition to patient care, Dr. Bautista is passionate about clinical research focused on improving effectiveness and increasing access to mental health care.


Merging Our Understanding of Anxiety and Exposure: Using Inhibitory Learning to Target Anxiety Sensitivity in Exposure Therapy
Bautista, CL & Teng, EJ 2022, , Behavior Modification, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 819-833.

Peer coach support in internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for college students with social anxiety disorder: efficacy and acceptability
Bautista, CL, Ralston, AL, Brock, RL & Hope, DA 2022, , Cogent Psychology, vol. 9, no. 1, 2040160.

A Pilot Study of Transdiagnostic Group Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Anxiety: An Intensive Weekend Intervention
Bautista, C, Chase, T & Teng, EJ 2021, , Journal of Psychiatric Practice, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 65-74.

Nonsuicidal self-injury in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Current theory and implications for practice
Mastin, TM, Bautista, CL & Teng, EJ 2020, , Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 335-340.

Using acceptance and commitment therapy techniques to enhance treatment engagement in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
Ashton Phillips, M, Chase, T, Bautista, C, Tang, A & Teng, EJ 2020, , Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, vol. 84, no. 3, pp. 264-277.

The invisible battle: A descriptive study of religious/spiritual struggles in Veterans
Breuninger, MM, Wilt, JA, Bautista, CL, Pargament, KI, Exline, JJ, Fletcher, TL, Stanley, MA & Teng, EJ 2019, , Military Psychology, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 433-449.

Therapeutic alliance, cultural competence and minority status in premature termination of psychotherapy.
Anderson, KN, Bautista, CL & Hope, DA 2019, , American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 104-114.

Culturally competent evidence-based behavioral health services for the transgender community: Progress and challenges
Hope, DA, Mocarski, R, Bautista, CL & Holt, NR 2016, , American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 361-365.

Fear of Negative Evaluation, Social Anxiety and Response to Positive and Negative Online Social Cues
Bautista, CL & Hope, DA 2015, , Cognitive Therapy and Research, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 658-668.