Linda Manning, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and currently serves as Interim Director of Psychological Services and Interim Assistant Director at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt. As a clinical psychologist at the Osher Center, she provides mind-body therapy and integrative health consultations for adults who are struggling with chronic illness, trauma, and emotional and physical pain.
Dr. Manning is involved in integrative health research and medical education as well as facilitating groups and seminars. She is the co-creator and faculty for the Health Coaching Certificate Program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed advanced training in body-centered psychotherapy, mindfulness-based practices, and the treatment of trauma. Her approach focuses on the psychology of women and gender, transpersonal psychology, and culturally-sensitive therapy. In addition to her clinical work, she is a tireless servant of the disadvantaged and has long been an advocate for women's and minority rights.