Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Mary Ragan

Mary Ragan, PhD, LCSW is a clinician at the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and has her clinical practice in lower Manhattan at PSI’s Trinity Church Wall Street site. She works with individuals, couples and groups.

Mary is a consultant to executives and leadership teams in both faith-based and secular organizations.  She has worked for many years for the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and Maryknoll Lay Missioners, dealing with cross-cultural adjustment and personnel issues. That consulting work has given her the opportunity to visit and work with missioners in Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Venezuela. She has also served as a consultant to hospital ED and OR departments.

Her teaching experience has included adjunct faculty positions at Columbia University School of Social Work, Fordham University, Hebrew Union College, Post Graduate Center for Mental Health and New York Theological Seminary.

Her research has explored the specific contours of traumatic grief, its differences from general bereavement, and the clinical interventions that proved most effective. She has done trauma work with first-responders and family members after 9/11 and volunteered in New Orleans and Lake Charles, LA in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She is a volunteer therapist for Give An Hour, an organization that provides pro bono therapy for returning veterans.

She is the project director for PSI’s theater initiative called IN OUR OWN VOICE: Women Veterans Tell Their Storieswritten by Beverly Coyle. These monologues have been performed in colleges and universities, churches and libraries as well as at the United States Air Force Academy.

Mary Ragan can be reached at 212.285.1552 or

Read Mary’s PSI Mind&Spirit Blog: “What Good Will Talking Do?

Excerpt from PSI’s December 7, 2011 Bridging Spirituality and Healing Forum: