Kara Mayer, PsyD

  • Health Psychology (Inpatient Hospitalist)


Dr. Kara Mayer practices health psychology at University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center. She works with adult patients and specializes in adjustment to acute and chronic illness, management of mood and anxiety symptoms in the hospital setting, health behavior change, and pre-surgical psychological evaluation. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Dr. Mayer earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Midwestern University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology at University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics. She is licensed by the State of Wisconsin. 

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

  • East Madison HospitalInpatient Unit
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 440-6400
    • Closed now
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  • University HospitalInpatient Unit
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6400
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Education & credentials

  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI