James W. CarsonPh.D.

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Psychology

Special focus on

  • Health Psychology
  • Pain Psychology

I see patients at


Jim Carson, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist who has worked extensively with individuals suffering from persistent pain (back pain, fibromyalgia, cancer-related, multiple sclerosis, etc.), those with post-concussion/traumatic brain injury concerns, and patients referred for bariatric surgery consideration. Prior to becoming a psychologist he was a meditation teacher for many years, and is the lead author of Relax into Yoga for Chronic Pain: An Eight Week Mindful Yoga Workbook for Finding Relief and Resilience. He has conducted innovative research on the application of meditation and yoga-based programs for various health conditions. Dr. Carson utilizes a variety of cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches with his patients, including mindfulness strategies, cognitive therapy, and biofeedback.


  • Ph.D., 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency:

    • Health psychology intern, University of Florida Health Science Center/Shands Hospital, Gainesville FL: 2001-2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Postdoctoral fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC: 2002-2005
  • Certifications:

    • Licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon, 2007
    • Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) holder #4304 since 2012, issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) in the United States and Canada


  • English
  • Spanish

Patient ratings

4.7 out of 5 (111 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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