Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Karen Weigle, Ph.D.

Karen Weigle, Ph.D.

Areas of Interests

Dr. Karen Weigle is a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with people with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. She received her Ph.D. from West Virginia University and completed Residency at Michigan State University. She has extensive experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team and in several medical specialty clinics and wards, and has provided assessment and intervention services in a variety of contexts including in-home, school-based, clinic-based, agency-based, hospital-based, and community crisis response. She has previously directed or co-directed programs that provide services spanning East Tennessee and oversight of a large number of service providers. Dr. Weigle has experience in training family practice and medical specialty residents, special educators, community-based services providers, families, Early Intervention Specialists, and laypersons. Her teaching experience varies from undergraduate psychology courses to special education graduate-level seminars. Dr. Weigle was the Clinical Director at the TEAM Centers and is now Co-Director of Psych Assess, a comprehensive, multi-specialty evaluation clinical. Dr. Weigle also is a technical assistant and trainer for the Center for START Services at UNH, a national program designed to develop local crisis prevention and intervention services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health concerns, and is a founder of and clinician for the Chattanooga Autism Center, a program designed to develop services and supports for persons with ASD and their families.

Contact Info

(423) 260-1115


Chattanooga, TN