Shilagh A. Mirgain, PhD

Shilagh A. Mirgain, PhD

Senior Psychologist
UW Health East Clinic
5249 E Terrace Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 890-9476


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1995
  • PhD
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2003
  • Internship
    University of Wisconsin, Madison,WI, 2003-2004
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Stanford University - Department of Psychiatry, Behavior
    Medicine Clinic, Stanford, CA, 2004-2005

Board Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist, Wisconsin
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Mirgain's clinical interests include individual and couples psychotherapy with patients with mood, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues, sports psychology and peak performance training, pre-surgical psychological evaluations, and individual and group treatment of patients with a variety of health problems including pain, headaches, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes, IBS, hypertension, TMJ and insomnia.
Dr. Mirgain's clinical interventions include cognitive-behavioral approaches to management of health and secondary psychological issues, biofeedback, hypnosis, guided imagery, relaxation training and mindfulness cognitive therapy for stress reduction.

Professional Activities

  • Faculty, Annual Comprehensive Pain Board Review Symposium
  • Faculty, Pain and Musculoskeletal Fellowship Program
  • Faculty, Bi-Annual Preventative Cardiology Symposium
  • Treasurer of Biofeedback Society of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Dr. Mirgain's research interests are broadly defined within the field of behavioral medicine.
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