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Kelsey N. Christensen PhD

Kelsey N. Christensen
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine
Contact Information
  • knc [at]
  • (312) 996-2200
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:822

Kelsey N. Christensen, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Mood and Anxiety Disorder program at UIC. Dr. Christensen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication from DePauw University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Christensen received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a Health Emphasis, from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Medicine from University of Washington School of Medicine and her post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology from the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System.

Dr. Christensen specializes in behavioral medicine and the intersection of physical and psychological health. Dr. Christensen frequently utilizes treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing. Dr. Christensen’s clinical approach is evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, and patient-centered. With regards to research, Dr. Christensen has an interest in health equity, community-based, and health promotion research.

  • Health Psychology

    Psychosocial Oncology

    Reproductive Health

    Pain Management

    Chronic Illness Management 

    Health Behavior Change