About the Psychologist

Hello! My name is Karen D. Gaskins, founder, designer, psychotherapist, author, research scientist, consultant, and psychologist manager of Healing Waters, Incorporated, professional corporation (PC) and independent mental health practice. The mission statement of Healing Waters, Inc. is to provide high quality, evidenced based mental health, psychological, consulting, and research based services to the public regardless of the ability to pay.


My Credentials

Currently, I am a doctoral student at Walden University in the organizational psychology program. I am finishing the requirements to obtain a doctorate by designing an original research study on scientific innovation. My expected year of graduation is 2017. After graduation, I plan to apply for Maryland State licensure to become a licensed psychologist. My goal is to practice professional psychology and rural medicine. In addition, I have an associate of arts degree in nursing science from Prince George’s Community College. I worked as a registered nurse, team leader and psychotherapist for two years in a hospital setting. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters of Science in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology from Walden University. My work experience ranges from ten years in management to over five years of customer service in medical and legal settings. In conclusion, I have professional memberships with the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. In 2015, I was presented Woman of the Year Award from the United Kingdom for contributions made to organizational psychology.