Kathleen Palmer

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Palmer received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of South Florida and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University in Michigan. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida, a Limited-License Psychologist (LLP) in Michigan, and a Licensed Professor Counselor (LPC) in Michigan.

During the past 20 years, Dr. Palmer has worked in the mental health field as a licensed counselor, educator, director, and supervisor. Her therapeutic style blends holistic and traditional approaches to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues to help clients improve their overall wellbeing.

Dr. Palmer’s research interests focus on two themes: 1) the integration of technology in mental health counseling and 2) alternative/holistic models in counseling to assess, diagnosis, and treat mental health issues. Her recent publications include College Students’ Attitudes About Mental Health-Related Content in Mobile Apps, and Ethical and Safety Concerns Regarding the Use of Mental Health-Related Apps in Counseling: Considerations for Counselors, and she presented the findings at state, national, and virtual conferences. Dr. Palmer’s national conference presentation regarding an alternative/holistic model to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues was postponed due to the COVID pandemic.

Courses Taught

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development