Andrea M Begotka, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2006




I use a behavioral and/or cognitive behavioral approach to all of my patient care in order to modify thoughts and behaviors for better life functioning. I work with children and their caregivers as change needs to happen in both groups in order for them to be most effective and acceptable.  I have become a better psychologist after becoming a mother, integrating evidenced practice care with every day strategies and techniques that all caregivers can implement into their lives to better their parenting and children’s lives.


Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Problems
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Encopresis
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Toilet Training Difficulties
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Education and Awards


  • 2005, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), PhD
  • 2001, University Wisconsin - Eau Claire, BS

Research and publications


Begotka, A., & Matthew Edwards. (2016, October). A practical approach to feeding issues in pediatrics and IEM. 2nd Annual Midwest Metabolic Educational Event. Chicago, IL.

Begotka, A., & Wall, M. (2016, Sept). Feeding disorder presentation for EoE Support group. WI-PEP, Children’s Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI.

Begotka, A., & Silverman, A. (2016, June). Trouble Shooting
Toileting Disorder. Milwaukee area Foster Care Parent Education. Milwaukee, WI.

Begotka, A. (2016, March). Behavioral Management of Elimination Disorders. (2016, March). Nemours Children’s Wisconsin Grand Rounds. Orlando, FL.

Begotka, A., Delaney, A., Feuling, M., & Fischer, E. (2014, April). Feeding Difficulties in Infants & Children: Navigating a Complex Problem. Nemours Children’s Wisconsin Grand Rounds. Orlando, FL.

Begotka, A., & Long, B. C. (2008, March). Behavioral Feeding Program. CME Grand Rounds Presentation at St. Agnes Hospital. Fond du Lac, WI.

Silverman A. H., Kirby, M., Begotka, A., Clifford L. M., & Rudolph C. (2008, April). Telehealth Delivery of a Behavioral Feeding Intervention in Pediatrics. Poster presented to the 2008 National Conference in Child Health Psychology, Miami, FL

Clifford, L.M., Silverman, A. H., Begotka, A., Fischer, E., Long, B., Butt, A. J., & Rudolph, C. (2008, April). Correlates of specific childhood feeding problems. Poster presented to the 2008 National Conference on Child Health Psychology. Miami, FL.

Begotka, A.M., & Long, B. C. (2007, November). Inpatient Comprehensive Feeding Program: A Treatment Option. Presentation at the Pediatric Feeding/Swallowing Disorders: A Team-based Approach Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Silverman, A.H., Kirby, M., Begotka, A. M., Clifford, L., Morales, T., Davies, W. H., & Rudolph (April 2007). Telehealth Delivery of Specialized Behavioral Services in Pediatrics. Poster presented at the 2007 Regional Conference on Child Health Psychology. Cincinnati, OH.