Portrait of Dr.Geske

Dr. Savannah Geske

Background

Dr. Savannah Geske earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota where her clinical work and research focused on the unique concerns of the rural and farm/ranch populations. She completed her internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center within the Rural and Underserved Populations track where her rotations included child and adult inpatient, primary care and rehabilitative medicine. Dr. Geske completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Saint Luke’s Health System-Cancer Institute before joining the Cancer Institute as a fully licensed clinical psychologist. During that time, Dr. Geske specialized in working with patients with cancer diagnoses and co-occurring medical conditions. She provided individual, group, and couples therapy for patients and their support systems before, during and after cancer treatment. Her research has focused on managing mood and sleep throughout cancer treatment and reducing death related anxiety for those with terminal illness.

 

Special Interests

Coping with chronic medical issues and cancer, death and dying, end-of-life issues, sleep disturbances, women's mental health

 

Therapies Provided

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Smoking Cessation (6 session)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (6 session)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Weight Management (6-8 session)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD (8 session)

  • Prolonged Exposure (for PTSD; 12 session)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (for PTSD or Complicated Bereavement;12 sessions)

  • Meaning Centered Psychotherapy (Making Meaning while Suffering; 8 session)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

 

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