Katherine Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW – National Director of Mind-Body Medicine
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Video: Dr. Katherine PuckettDr. Katherine Puckett
PhD, Social Service Administration - University of Chicago
MS, Social Work - Loyola University, Chicago
MS, Management of Rehabilitation Services - DePaul University, Chicago
BA, Cultural Anthropology & Spanish - Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Master Reiki Practitioner
Certified Laughter (Therapy) Leader
Certified Instructor, Organ Cleansing Qigong
"We have found that everyone going through the cancer journey experiences some stress. Stress over time can compromise one's immune system. That’s why we're here in the Mind-Body Medicine Department. We can help people manage and reduce stress related to the cancer journey."
Dr. Katherine Puckett
National Director of Mind-Body Medicine
As you go through treatment, it is not uncommon to feel hopeless and isolated. Fortunately, Dr. Katherine Puckett and the mind-body medicine team are dedicated to meeting your emotional and psychological needs, which can mean the difference between feeling alone and finding peace.
Quite simply, the mind-body medicine team helps you connect with your inner strength. Comprised of highly trained, licensed psychotherapists, the department offers a wide range of supportive services, including individual and family counseling, educational groups providing stress management techniques and support groups. In taking advantage of these offerings, many patients report greater peace of mind and relaxation, and improved communication with family members.
Dr. Puckett is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned a PhD from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in social work from Loyola University.
Dr. Puckett came to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) with more than 25 years of experience in human services, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations who have sustained major losses. Her broad-based professional background includes more than 20 years in leadership positions in social services and healthcare, with additional experience as a clinician, researcher and teaching assistant.
Dr. Puckett currently serves as Director of Mind-Body Medicine at CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, a position she has held since August 2002. In January 2007, Dr. Puckett was also appointed to the position of National Director of Mind-Body Medicine to assist CTCA in coordinating and enhancing mind-body programs and services across the regional centers.
Other Mind-Body Therapists at Midwestern
- Meagan Brown, MA, LCSW
- Alexandria Callahan, MA, LPC, R-DMT, GLCMA
- Corliss Ivy, MA, LPC, NCC
- Sharon Lorang, MA, LCPC
- Victoria Mahboub, MS, LCSW
- Wanda Sheber, MS, LCSW
- Rachana Vettickal, MS, LSW