Rehabilitation Psychology focuses on behavioral and psychological treatment for patients, family, and caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability. Our specialists treat adults with disabilities related to physical, sensory, cognitive, and emotional functioning, with treatment focused on adaptation to chronic illness/disability and improving quality of life factors.

Our Services

We provide both inpatient and outpatient services to patients in the following areas: 

  • Neuropsychological Assessment of the brain’s influence on function and behavior
  • Assistance with adaptation and coping with acquired disability, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, or burn injury
  • Assessment and treatment for chronic pain
  • Treatment for stress-related disorders
  • Assistance with coping with chronic illness/conditions

Outpatient services are individualized and tailored to meet the needs and values of each patient and can include individual treatment, as well as family psychoeducation and treatment, as appropriate. Telehealth services are also available, in order to help increase access and engagement in therapeutic services. Our team also provides inpatient services to multiple medical departments and units throughout the hospital.

There are also multiple support group options available to patients and their families. For more information related to current groups being offered, please contact our office at 614.293.3830.

To schedule an appointment with any of our providers, please contact your physician for a referral. For any additional questions related to our services, please contact our Clinic Coordinator at 614-293-3830. Our division strives to provide inclusive and equitable care to our patients and their families and caregivers. If needing accommodations to help support engagement in psychological clinical services, please inform our clinic coordinator when scheduling so that we can provide appropriate accommodations.

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Patients from across the region choose Ohio State for support found within our Rehabilitation Psychology program. Here are some reasons why:

Unparalleled Expertise: There are only 11 board certified rehabilitation psychologists in Ohio. Eight of these experts are members of our staff. Our staff also includes two board certified neuropsychologists. No other health care system in Ohio offers the depth of expertise and experience found within Ohio State’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.

Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety, and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care. In addition, several of our therapists have attained Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification through The American Physical Therapy Association. This certification demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the specialty of orthopedic physical therapy.

Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values


To improve the quality of life and well-being for people affected by injury, illness, and disability through innovative research, implementing evidence-based psychological evaluation and intervention services, training and mentorship, and ongoing advocacy to increase inclusive, accessible, and equitable care at both a local and national level.


To be a national leader for the specialty practice of Rehabilitation Psychology for research, teaching and mentoring, clinical excellence, and ongoing advocacy for equitable healthcare for people with disabilities.

Core values

Equity: Commitment to increasing healthcare equity throughout all rehabilitation psychology practices, including research, training, mentorship, advocacy, clinical excellence, and professional collegiality.

Research: Commitment to the creation and expansion of knowledge through state-of-the-art research, innovation, and collaboration among the communities we serve.

Clinical excellence: Commitment to the implementation of evidenced-based psychological evaluation and treatment, with an emphasis on cultural humility and adapting treatments to meet the unique needs of our patients and their families.

Advocacy and Social Justice: Commitment to ongoing social activism to assist in implementing structural and societal changes (policies, practices, social views) to promote increased social justice for the communities we serve, especially for those at the intersection of disability and other minoritized identities.

What do neuro or rehab psychologists do?

Tracy Shannon, PsyD, a neuro and rehabilitation psychologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains her role working with patients who have suffered from any type of illness or injury that effects the brain.
Our Providers


Patients and their visitors will pay a reduced fee for all garages in the medical center (12th Avenue, SAFEAUTO, Wexner Medical Center Garage). Parking validations can be obtained at registration or at any Information Desk located throughout the hospital. You must bring your garage ticket with you for proper validation. The Patient Courtesy Shuttle is a free shuttle available for patients and visitors to and from the medical center parking garages and buildings. To access the shuttle, please call 614-293-8669 during our hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. All transport vehicles are ADA accessible.

Accessible parking is available in the front and back of Dodd Hall, as well as all patient parking garages on the OSU medical center campus. Accessible parking in front of Dodd Hall is serviced through ParkMobile, and can be paid through the mobile app or website, at the parking meter near the parking spots, or patients are able to call Park Mobile at 877-727-5457 to assist with parking related questions and fees. 

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