Tobi Fishel, PhD
Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, USA
Tobi Fishel is an Assistant Professor and is in the departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics. At the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health (VCIH), she is the Director of Psychological Services and is involved in integrative health clinical practice and medical education. Dr. Fishel received her PhD from the University of Miami and completed her residency at the University of Florida. She has extensive training in the areas of holistic medicine, coping and adjusting to chronic illness and mindfulness based practices. Additionally, Dr. Fishel is a nationally recognized speaker on issues such as "Coping with Diabetes" and "Coping with Cystic Fibrosis." She is the co-chair of the clinical committee for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers in Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), and is the leader of the chronic pain task force for VCIH. At the center, she provides mind-body therapy and integrative health consultations for individuals and families. In addition, Dr. Fishel facilitates groups, workshops, and retreats. She works with patients twelve years and older who are struggling with chronic illness, trauma, disordered eating, and emotional and physical pain. She teaches and incorporates mindfulness-based practices, body-centered therapy and expressive arts into her clinical practice. The guiding principle in her work is encouraging a deepening relationship with the innate gifts of one’s own soul.