Dr. Traci Stein is a health psychologist in private practice, award-winning author, and the creator of a series of popular guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and meditation audio programs.
For over two decades, Dr. Stein has explored the interrelationship among mind, body and spirit in health and well being. Prior to pursuing her PhD (Teachers College, Columbia University), Dr. Stein earned a master's degree in public health from New York University and engaged in research, education, and administration in New York City hospitals. She is also the former Director of Integrative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, and has had a longstanding interest in complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.
As a psychologist, Dr. Stein’s theoretical orientation is “integrative,” in that she draws from the strengths of empirically supported, psychodynamic, and CAM therapies. Her approach is “integrated” in that she also collaborates with both conventional medical and other healthcare providers with regard to patient care.
Dr. Stein developed a course on Integrated Healthcare at Columbia University's Teachers College and has supervised psychology doctoral students working with medically ill patients using an integrative and integrated approach. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Stein’s interests and experience are diverse. She is certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is fellowship trained in pain psychology, is a casual photographer, and has formally trained in intuitive development on and off for nearly 20 years. She enjoys helping people recognize, access, and further develop their healthiest selves via health education, psychotherapy, hypnosis, imagery, and meditation. Her work has been mentioned in O – The Oprah Magazine, Health, Shape.com, Woman’s Day, and more. You can hear Dr. Stein discuss managing pain, guided imagery, hypnosis, and other holistic health topics on a variety of radio programs and podcasts.
For more information, visit www.DrTraciStein.com or follow her on Twitter (@DrTraciStein) or Facebook (DrTStein).