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Sarah Kinsinger, PhD

Sarah Kinsinger, PhD


Associate Professor
Director, Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

About Dr. Kinsinger


Dr. Kinsinger is a board certified health psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Digestive Health Program at Loyola University Health System.   Dr. Kinsinger earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed a health psychology fellowship at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.  She specializes in the use of behavioral interventions for gastrointestinal conditions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and gut-directed hypnotherapy. She sees patients with a variety of chronic digestive conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, gastroparesis, crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.  She is a certified cognitive therapist and is trained in the use of clinical hypnosis for medical conditions.

Family Time, Running

Medical Education

Medical School
VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Health Psychology
  • University of Illinois Medical Center - Health Psychology

Board Certification

Psychology, American Board of Professional, Psychology, Clinical


  • Elevated cancer risk perceptions among patients with Barrett's esophagus: do psychological factors play a role? Kinsinger, S., Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with irritable bowel syndrome: current insights Kinsinger, S. W., Psychology research and behavior management
  • Snapshot of an integrated psychosocial gastroenterology service. Kinsinger, SW; Ballou, S; Keefer, L, World Journal of Gastroenterology
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  • Control condition design and implementation features in controlled trials: a meta-analysis of trials evaluating psychotherapy for depression. Mohr, DC; Ho, J; Hart, TL; Baron, KG; Berendsen, M; Beckner, V; Cai, X; Cuijpers, P; Spring, B; Kinsinger, SW; Schroder, KE; Duffecy, J, Translational behavioral medicine