Vanessa K Aguilera, PsyD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2021
  • Psychologist, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant professor of pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin




Dr. Aguilera is a licensed clinical psychologist who was trained broadly as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist and then specialized in Pediatric Psychology. She takes a systemic, trauma-informed and evidenced based approach to treatment. Dr. Aguilera’s areas of clinical interest include: chronic illness, neurodevelopmental disorders, treatment adherence issues, and systemic/family-centered care. She has extensive experience working with families whose children have complex medical needs and comorbid developmental disabilities. Dr. Aguilera’s research interests center on increasing accessibility to high-quality, family-centered and culturally sensitive care through applied research efforts.

Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Psychological disorders related to heart disease
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Education and Awards


  • 2015, University of Georgia, BS
  • 2020, Wheaton College Graduate School, PsyD
  • 2017, Wheaton College Graduate School, MA