Katherine Visser, PhD

Katherine F. Visser, PhD


Katherine Visser, PhD, is a psychologist who treats patients in the Young Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Program and Lifespan Recovery Center.

She earned a master of science degree in psychology at Binghamton University (State University of New York), and a doctor of philosophy degree in clinical psychology at University of Georgia.

Dr. Visser completed her clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and her postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her clinical interests include providing recovery-oriented, evidence-based care to individuals with diagnoses of serious mental illness and dual diagnoses, as well as early identification and evidence-based interventions for young adults in the early stages of psychosis.

Dr. Visser’s research focuses on emotion regulation, underpinnings of the stress-vulnerability model of psychosis development, and risk factors for psychosis. She has coauthored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has contributed to book chapters.

Among Dr. Visser’s honors is being named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellow during graduate school, the Florene M. Young Award, presented by the University of Georgia clinical psychology department for excellence in clinical practice, and membership in Psi Chi National Honor Society.

She is a member of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, the International Early Psychosis Association: Early Intervention in Mental Health, and the North America CBT for Psychosis Network, among other professional organizations.



Lifespan Recovery Center
200 Corliss St
Providence, RI 02904

Lifespan Physician Group, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Coro Center West (directions)
1 Hoppin Street, Coro West, Suite 204
Providence, RI 02903


  • Post Graduate School:  University of Georgia
  • Fellowship:  Providence VA Medical Center
  • Internship:  VA Connecticut Healthcare System