Shilagh Mirgain, PhD

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain Management


Dr. Mirgain's 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.

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.

In addition to her work with UW Health Pain Management and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Dr. Mirgain 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


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Health Psychology (Orthopedic Surgery)