Theresa Raphael-Grimm, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric/Mental Health


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 503

Theresa Raphael-Grimm has over 34 years of experience as a psychotherapist and educator. She earned Master’s and PhD degrees from University of Pennsylvania and has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), family therapy, group therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Her primary clinical and research interests are in psychotherapy methods, the interface between belief systems and health behaviors, and burnout and bullying in health care systems. She teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in courses focused on psychiatric mental health care.

With a joint appointment in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine, she maintains an active clinical practice in individual and couple’s psychotherapy via the Department of Psychiatry’s outpatient clinic.

Dr. Raphael-Grimm also serves as the Associate Director of Psychotherapy Services for the School of Medicine’s Taking Care of Our Own Program.

She is a former Chair of the University’s Educational Policy Committee and is currently in her second term as the School of Nursing’s Faculty Chair.

She is the author of the 2015 book: The Art of Communication in Nursing and Healthcare: An interdisciplinary approach, which won the Laurel Archer Copp Literary Achievement Award in 2015.