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Courtney Fleisher, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Assistant Professor





111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, Patrick, Level 4
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Biographical Information

Dr. Fleisher is a clinical psychologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM. Dr. Fleisher treats pediatric and adult patients with chronic illness and somatic symptoms where patients have physical symptoms that cannot be explained by a medical condition. She also treats patients with medical traumatic stress, traumatic grief, and specializes in pain management and family-centered care in the hospital setting.

Dr. Fleisher’s research includes physician-family communication related to somatic symptom disorders and screening for psychosocial concerns in medical populations.

Dr. Fleisher wants her patients to feel positive about their contribution in the world, in spite of whatever limitations they may have. She believes it truly does take a village to raise a child and a person and, as a result, an important part of her role is coordinating her patients' care with their medical providers. She wants her patients to feel heard and understood and to view her as a partner in helping them flourish in their lives.

Learn more about psychology services and pediatric psychology at the UVM Medical Center.


Clinical Interests

  • Adjustment to and Behavioral Management of Pediatric and Adult Chronic Illness and Somatic Symptoms
  • Medical Traumatic Stress
  • Pain Management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-informed and Family-centered Care in the Hospital Setting
  • Traumatic Grief

Special Procedures

Trauma-focused Interventions, Child-parent Psychotherapy, Parent-child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Self-hypnosis

Research Interests

Physician-family Communication Related to Somatic Symptom Disorders, Screening for Psychosocial Concerns in Medical Populations


Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia - Psychology
Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital - Psychology
Other Education
Kent State University - Psychology
Other Education
Bates College - Psychology

Board Certifications

Member Board
American Board of Professional Psychology
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology


Primary Language