Timothy Doenges, Ph.D.

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Timothy Doenges, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor
Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience


Dr. Tim Doenges first became interested in working in the mental health field while volunteering at a transitional home for people coming out of prison in South Bend, Indiana. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Program of Liberal Studies University of Notre Dame in 2001 and began working in the field of mental health. He served in AmeriCorps at a psychiatric hospital for children, facilitated family psychoeducational groups, and has worked with therapeutic wilderness programs. He earned a master's degree in Community Counseling from Western Carolina University in 2005 and then worked as the Bereavement Coordinator for a hospice program for several years. Tim then earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University, completing his predoctoral internship at the Denver VA Medical Center. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care-mental health integration with the Colorado Health Foundation. He comes to the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience after working with active-duty military service members and military veterans for 8 years. His primary clinical interests are in health psychology and integrated care

Research Interests

Dr. Doenges is interested in health psychology and integrated care. His training and clinical work has focused on the interactions of medical and psychological factors in patient functioning and the occupational impacts of physical and psychological trauma. In particular, he is interested in the interactions of trauma exposure and mild traumatic brain injury. Tim also is interested in models of integrated care implementation and interdisciplinary approaches to addressing complex patient needs.