Kimberly Vandegeest-Wallace, PhD

Dr. Vandegeest-Wallace completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa where she graduated with honors completing a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an emphasis in child development.

Dr. Vandegeest-Wallace has presented to both university students and community members on the issues of stress management, testing anxiety, date rape, conflict resolution, communication skills, sexual decision making, team building and diversity. Special areas of interest include sexual disorders, sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual), gender identity and expression, women's issues, eating disorders, sexual abuse recovery, grief, relationship concerns, domestic violence, mood disorders and personality differences. In addition, she has been involved with sexual harassment education and prevention programs. Currently, she is working toward board certification as a sex therapist.

Taking a great deal of pleasure in her work, Dr. Vandegeest-Wallace enjoys the motivation and intellect of the students and resident at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She believes in the power of the human spirit to heal itself and works toward empowering individuals to make the changes they see as necessary. She sees the therapist/client relationship as being a partnership in which the client takes the lead.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and two sons, Rhett and Gabe. She loves to cook, garden, listen to live music, ride her bike and spend time with friends. She also dabbles in photography and painting.