Kurt Cousins, MD, Psychiatry, Austin, TX


Psychiatry Austin, TX

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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  • Kurt Cousins, MD, MBA is a fellowship-trained double board-certified psychiatrist, practicing general psychiatry and specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry in Austin, TX. He maintains a special interest in treating adolescent substance use disorders and is board-eligible for addiction medicine.

    Kurt maintains adjunct faculty teaching positions at The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry as a clinical assistant professor, and in the School of Nursing and in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Sociology. He is an assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

    Kurt attained his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, the #1 ranked Medical School, Primary Care, U.S. News & World Report, 2019. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Sheppard Pratt Hospital (#6 in Psychiatry, U.S. News & World Report, 2019); and fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Clinic (#5 in Psychiatry) and Texas Children’s Hospital (#4 in Pediatrics). He completed fellowship training in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, separately for adults and children, through the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and at the Austen Riggs Center (#10 in Psychiatry). He is certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-Based Therapy for Adolescents.

    Kurt holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as his undergraduate class president. Prior to becoming a physician, Kurt worked in management consulting, investment banking, and ultimately hospital administration at New York–Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University in the Department of Psychiatry (#3 in Psychiatry) where he began his clinical and research training in child psychiatry and group therapy.

Education & Training

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Baylor College of MedicineFellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Maryland
    University of MarylandResidency, Psychiatry, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterInternship, Psychiatry, 2008 - 2009
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineClass of 2008
  • The Wharton School of the University of PennsylvaniaM.B.A., Management and Finance, 1996 - 1998
  • The Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaM.B.A., 1996 - 1998
  • The Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaB.S., Economics, 1986 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • MT State Medical License
    MT State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2008 - 2009
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Excellence in Clinical Training University of Texas at Austin, 2017-2018

Publications & Presentations


  • ADHD in Adults 
    University of Texas at Austin - 2/2019


  • Member, Workgroup for Subspecialty Care Redesign of Austin State Hospital 2018 - 2019

Professional Memberships