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Mind-Body Counseling


The mission of the Health Psychology service at the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Vanderbilt  is to provide support to individuals with chronic medical conditions who are actively engaged in interdisciplinary services. Specifically, we provide time-limited, goal-oriented and health-focused treatment.

Why Choose Mind-Body Counseling at Vanderbilt

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    Knowledge and experience

    Each session is led by a health psychologist or psychotherapist. Your leader’s knowledge and experience translate into expert care for you.

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    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.

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    Comprehensive care

    Mindfulness works alongside your traditional medical care. It strives to improve your total well-being — mind, body and spirit. Together, traditional and complementary treatments can help you better manage your overall health and enjoy a better quality of life.

Conditions We Treat

Our team is specifically focused on treating chronic medical conditions and the stress and distress related to these. 

  • Chronic pain
  • Adjustment to chronic illness/disability
  • Medical trauma
  • Treatment-related anxiety
  • Mild to moderate depression, anxiety, or PTSD that is impacting the ability to engage in medical treatment and/or to cope actively with medical concerns

Treatment Approach

Our team has diverse training and is integrative in our approach, using a range of different treatment approaches. Approaches we commonly use include: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, clinical hypnosis, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and solution-focused therapy.


For Referring Clinicians

To refer a patient to the Osher Center for Integrative Health at Vanderbilt:

  1. Download the referral form.
  2. Fax the completed form to (615) 936-6144.

Vanderbilt clinicians also may refer patients through the electronic medical record system.

If you have questions, call (615) 343-1554.