Karen Gieseke, Ph.D.

Dr. Gieseke has been a licensed psychologist since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1984. She majored in psychology and organizational communication. She obtained her Master of Arts Degree from Ohio State University in 1987, specializing in School Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 from Ohio State University, specializing in clinical and school psychology. She performed two years of internship in 1987-88 and 1992-93 in a school setting and a clinical setting respectively. Dr. Gieseke performed research in areas of psychological testing, and psychological processes in children with reading disabilities.

Dr. Gieseke has worked in a university setting, school setting, mental health center setting, and private practice setting. She worked as the chief psychologist at a large mental health center in Massachusetts from 1994-1998. She has worked in Ohio, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Gieseke started her private practice in 1997 in Rhode Island. She has assembled this group of practitioners to be able to provide a variety of needed services in our area.

Dr. Gieseke has provided a variety of psychological services to her patients, including psychological testing, educational testing, counseling to individuals, families, adolescents and children. She also provides disability determination evaluations for the State of Rhode Island. She has provided consultation services to schools, as well as independent evaluations. She currently is concentrating on child and family counseling, and women’s issues.

Dr. Gieseke has presented a number of papers at professional conferences, including the National Association of School Psychologists and the International Reading Association. She was a finalist for the Dissertation of the Year Award at the International Reading Association in 1992.

Dr. Gieseke has also been a guest on the PBS television show “Health Care Directions” for 4 shows during a back to school series.

Dr. Gieseke is a member of the Rhode Island Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.