Karimah Ware

Dr. Ware is a licensed clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the WISE Center. She has a particular interest in working with youth, whom research has indicated, as being at an increased risk for the development of mental disorders. Her areas of specialty are school mental health; conducting various psychological assessments; facilitating individual, group, and family therapy; providing supervision; crisis management; and teacher, psychiatric, and parent consultation. Dr. Ware, who holds a Psy.D. from the American School of Professional Psychology, has worked in settings ranging from schools to community mental health centers to psychiatric and traditional hospital settings. She has been afforded the opportunity to serve as an administrator of a public charter school in DC as well as serve on the board of directors of a public charter school in DC. Dr. Ware’s school service extends from 2002, having over 15 years of providing support to DC students, teachers, and faculty. In addition, Dr. Ware has facilitated various workshops, including effective classroom management, trauma-informed care, and parenting training. She successfully completed advanced training at the Washington School of Psychiatry in its two-year child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy training program.