Karl Gundersen, MD

Karl Gundersen, MD

Psychiatrist

Education & Training

Washington University in St. Louis
Completed General Psychiatry Residency and specialized training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Medical Degree
Dr. Gundersen is a board-certified child adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Consistent with the philosophy of Happier Living, Dr. Gundersen believes that while not every client may require or benefit from psychotropic medication, every client benefits from therapy. This perspective influences his practice style.

Dr. Gundersen graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Biochemistry awarded with distinction. As an undergraduate, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa for his interest in the broad academic study. He was also an outstanding scholar-athlete being named academic all-conference in swimming multiple years. He earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas Medical School. He did his general psychiatry residency at Washington University in St Louis through the world-renowned facilities of Barnes Jewish Hospital. He completed his specialized training in child and adolescent psychiatry through Washington University as well. During his fellowship, he co-authored an article for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry relating to early adolescent bipolar disorder and a chapter on the use of antidepressants in children in the Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Prior to joining Happier Living, Dr. Gundersen was in private practice for over 10 years. During that time, he worked with a broad and challenging client population, employing a number of different treatment systems to enrich and improve their lives

Education & Training

Washington University in St. Louis
Medical Degree
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Medical Degree

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