Shilagh Mirgain, PhD

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain Management


Shilagh Mirgain holds a doctorate in psychology and is a UW Health health psychologist. Her clinical interests include individual and couples psychotherapy with patients with mood, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues, sport 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.

Shilagh'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.

In addition to her work with UW Health Pain Management and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Shilagh also see patients in our Health Psychology, Sport Psychology, Integrative Medicine, Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care, Preventive Cardiology and Performing Arts Medicine programs.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

Areas of expertise