Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michelle P. Toigo, PhD

  • Health Psychology


Dr. Michelle Toigo earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology from VA. St Louis Health Care System. Her post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology took place at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics where she provided Consultation Liaison services to patients on the medical and surgical inpatient units and outpatient services to the Weight Management Clinic. Primary areas of experience for Michelle are acute and chronic pain, brain injury, and rehabilitation following trauma. Her clinical interests include maximizing quality of life in the context of chronic and acute medical stressors, cross-racial rapport building between providers and patients, and approaching patients from a strengths-based, holistic framework. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based interventions including primarily Acceptance-Based Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based interventions, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. She believes wholeheartedly in the internal resilience of patients and is passionate about partnering with patients to use their strengths and resources in the context of acute and medical stressors.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    • Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI