Elisabeth Nickels, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist with expertise in health and rehabilitation psychology. She specializes in adjustment to acute and chronic illness, injury and disability, chronic pain management and health psychology intervention.
Dr. Nickels obtained a master of arts degree and a master’s degree in education in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York. She completed a predoctoral internship in psychology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance in New York and then obtained her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow in health psychology and psycho-oncology at Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Her research and clinical interests include the role of social and emotional factors in adjustment, health behaviors and quality of life in the prevention and management of acute and chronic health conditions. With a background in the arts, Dr. Nickels also has experience in teaching and performing music and theater.