Karen Gingerich, Ph.D.
Dr. Gingerich is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Kansas. She completed her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas, and Master’s degree in Counselor Education (Emphasis in International Education) at the University of Iowa. With over 20 years’ experience in the provision of mental health services, Dr. Gingerich has trained and worked in a variety of treatment settings, including university counseling centers, a community mental health center, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a residential care center within the juvenile justice system, and most recently, private practice in Leavenworth, KS.
Dr. Gingerich provides evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, integrating cognitive behavioral, bio-psycho-social, attachment, family systems, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based models of treatment in her practice. Her specialty areas include services to active duty and retired military service members and their families; grief and loss; abuse and trauma recovery; adoption; attachment issues; anxiety and depression; adaptability to developmental, identity, and life transitions; multicultural adjustment; and diversity issues. She provides psychotherapy for individuals and families.
In addition to therapy, Dr. Gingerich particularly enjoys teaching, and has taught coursework related to psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, including The University of Kansas, The University of St. Mary, Illinois State University, Rockhurst University, University of Missouri Kansas City, and Kansas State University.
Dr. Gingerich has been fortunate to live, study, work, and provide voluntary service in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. These experiences inform her appreciation for the unique differences among people, and her commitment to interpersonal communication across those differences.