Meghan Kennedy, PsyD

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Behavioral Health Integration
Linden Oaks Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
Clinical Interests:
Health psychology; Pain Management; Weight Loss; Caregiving Support; Insomnia; Bariatric Surgery

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.


Philosophy Of Care

Dr. Meghan Kennedy is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois specializing in pain management as part of the Behavioral Health Integration team at Linden Oaks/Edwards-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kennedy earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, and specialized her training in behavioral health topics including pain management, chronic illness, weight loss/bariatric surgery, biofeedback, cancer, and primary care. Her training sites included the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL, Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights, IL, and a private practice in Joliet, IL. Currently, she works imbedded in the outpatient pain clinics on both hospital campuses to help patients understand the impact of the complex and interconnected relationship between physiological and psychological chronic pain. By using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and pain education she is able to help patients regain focus on their life values, accept the difficult content of human life, and move forward with what is most important to them, in spite of physical and emotional pain. Dr. Kennedy is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Illinois Psychological Association, the American Chronic Pain Association, and the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.

Education & Credentials

Education: Midwestern University (Downers Grove)

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Behavioral Health
Aetna NAP
Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Cigna Great West PPO
Cigna Open Access Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Beacon Health Options PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Bronze)
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Gold)
Blue Cross HPN-High Performance Network
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna MA HMO
Bright Health - HMO
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Health/Smartcare - PPO
Cigna Behavioral Health
Cigna C5 HMO
Cigna C5 POS
Cigna C5 PPO
Cigna MA PPO
Cigna One Health HMO
Coventry First Health PPO
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Great West
HealthLink PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Behavioral Health
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Integrated Health Plan
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
Magellan (Behavioral Health)
Medicare Part B
Magellan Health Services
MultiPlan PPO
Oscar Health HMO
Provider Partners Health Plan of IL (PPHP)
Sunrise Advantage
Tricare Prime HMO
Three Rivers PPO
United Behavioral Systems
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United Behavioral (Psych)
Unicare PPO
Veterans Administration Community Care