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Dr. Teresa Christian is a member of the Ochsner North Shore Department of Psychiatry, supporting the primary care team as an integrated behavioral health consultant. An upstate New York native, Dr. Christian most recently relocated from Jackson, Mississippi to Louisiana to reside with her husband, Matt. In Jackson, she served as a clinical psychologist within the Department of Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she worked in areas including organ transplantation, bariatrics and women’s health.

Prior to her time in Mississippi, Dr. Christian worked as an integrated behavioral health consultant at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico as well as an integrated psychologist with the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and Psychiatric ICU at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont.

Dr. Christian completed a post-doctoral health psychology fellowship with the Henry Ford Hospital Transplant Institute, in affiliation with Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, a Master of Science degree in Education in Community Mental Health Counseling from The College of Saint Rose, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Canisius College.

Dr. Christian's primary clinical interests include studying adjustments to chronic medical conditions, promoting healthy lifestyle changes to reduce health risk, improving prognosis and treatment adherence, and pre-surgical evaluations as well as programmatic development to enhance overall patient care.


St. James Hospitals
Field of Study: Psychology


Henry Ford Hospital
Field of Study: Health Psychology