“I believe that big change comes from small steps. I work with patients to build habits that are realistic and personally meaningful to help them move in the direction of better health. I feel privileged to work at a healthcare system that values relationships and strives for the best possible care for our patients.”
Rosemary Hale, PsyD, chose to practice primary care psychology because she believes in equitable access to care and treating individuals holistically. By integrating into the primary care system, she is able to meet patients where they are and provide services in an environment where they are already comfortable. Working as a team also allows for treating the patient's mind and body together, ensuring that they are getting the highest quality of care. Dr. Hale choose to practice at Riverview Health because of the patient and community focus.
Dr. Hale provides behavioral health consultations to help patients learn skills and strategies to improve their overall health. Depending on the patient's primary concern, the visit may focus on problem-solving, coping skills, relaxation training, education, stress management, lifestyle change, self-management, goal setting, or other evidence-based skills needed to help the patient live the life they want to have.
Dr. Hale believes it’s important to take the time to get to know each of her patients. No health conditions or behaviors occur in a vacuum, and understanding the context of each patient is what allows her to help them make changes that work with their values and goals. Discussing this context with patients often helps them understand that their current problem makes a lot of sense, given what is happening in their lives. While building on this self-compassion, she then partners with the patient to work on strategies to help them manage whatever is going on and take steps to improve their health.
Dr. Hale graduated from the University of Indianapolis and lives in Fishers with her husband, who is a child psychologist. They enjoy getting outside as much as possible and visiting family in Ohio and Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and mindfulness practices. Dr. Hale has published a textbook on treating pain and other psychosomatic conditions using yoga and evidence-based therapeutic interventions.