Kimberly Schocket, PHD.

Clinical Psychologist, Capitol Pain Institute

pain management doctor Kimberly Schocket PhD

Kimberly Schocket earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and business foundations from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center with a focus on health psychology, specifically pain management. Kimberly spent two years at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management in Dallas as a research intern studying the psychological impact of acute and chronic pain on patients. Additionally, she worked with a team of both physicians and psychologists to develop better screening tools to help predict surgical outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain. Kimberly completed a fellowship at the Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare Systems, San Diego, CA specializing in military sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and Capital Area Psychological Association.

As a clinical health psychologist, Kimberly understands the emotional impact of pain and therefore is able to help physicians and patients to better manage expectations and outcomes. She acts as a valuable resource helping to guide patients toward appropriate treatments in order to enhance their quality of life.

Publications & Recognition

Schocket, K. G., Gatchel, R. J., Stowell, A. W., Deschner, M., Robinson, R., Lou, L., et al. A Demonstration of a Presurgical Behavioral Medicine Evaluation for Categorizing Patients for Implantable Therapies: A Preliminary Study. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 2008; Volume 11-4: 237-248.

Rodgers, C. S., Thorp, S. R., Endow-Eyer, R. A. & Schocket, K. G. (2007, March). Military Sexual Trauma: Impact on Female Soldiers. Program presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Rodgers, C. S., Thorp, S. R., Endow-Eyer, R. A. & Schocket, K. G. (2006, October). Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis, Prevalence and Treatment. Program presentation accepted at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Minds Behavioral Health Conference, San Diego, CA.

Rodgers, C. S., Thorp, S. R., Endow-Eyer, R. & Schocket, K. G. (2006, September). Military Sexual Trauma: Definitions, Prevalence and Treatment. Accepted for presentation at the 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA.

Ahadian, F., Schocket, S.M., Schocket, K.G. Percutaneous disc decompression: longterm safety and efficacy. Presented at American Society of Regional Anesthesia Meeting. November 17-20, 2005.

Thors, C., Jacobsen, P.B., Gardner, K.A., Kash, K., Pow-Sang, J. Interest in Genetic Testing Among First-Degree Relatives of Prostate Cancer Patients. Presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA, March 21-23, 2001.


Kimberly is very involved in her community and volunteers in a myriad of capacities including at her children’s school and with many other non-profit groups. She holds several leadership positions in charitable organizations and has been awarded for her contributions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, skiing, reading, and cheering for the Texas Longhorns.


  • Pre-surgical psychological evaluation
  • Health Psychology
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD & trauma