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Catherine Gaw, PsyD


Catherine Gaw, PsyD

Appointed: 1999

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Catherine Gaw, PsyD
Department: Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Location: Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health
Mail Code WHB
2785 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Catherine A. Gaw, PsyD, is a Clinical Child Psychologist in the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute's Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. Her office is located at the Willoughby Hills Family Health Center.

She is currently Past President of the Ohio Psychological Association and President-elect for the Cleveland Psychological Association. 

Education & Fellowships

Internship - Mendota Mental Health Institute
Clinical Psychology
Madison, WI USA
Doctorate - Wright State University
Clinical Psychology
Dayton, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA

Specialty Interests

Family issues, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders, cognitive behavioral, group and play therapy interventions


  • American Psychological Association
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Cleveland Psychological Association
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Autism Society of America
  • Association for Play Therapy

Treatment & Services

  • Behavioral Health Services For Children & Adolescent
  • Behavioral Intervention for Issues in Early Childhood
  • Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Consultation/treatment Planning
  • Evaluation Of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parent Guidance and Training
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Psychological Treatment

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/4/2016, Dr. Gaw has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English