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 as a licensed counselor, educator, director, and supervisor in the mental health field. Her therapeutic style blends holistic and traditional approaches to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues to help clients improve their overall well-being. Transpersonal psychology and Adlerian theory are preferred for client case formulations.

Dr. Palmer’s research interests focus on two themes: 1) the bidirectional influence of generational cohorts in the mental health and higher education fields, 2) Gatekeeping in counselor education programs, and 3) alternative/holistic models in counseling to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health issues.

Dr. Palmer enjoys presenting her research at national conferences, such as the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES), Southern Association for Counselor Education (SACES), and Supervision, American College Counseling Association (ACCA), and Chicago School for Professional Psychology's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Annual Virtual Conferences.

Dr. Palmer teaches a variety of core clinical mental health counseling courses, as well as provides supervision for students' clinical experiences.

Courses Taught

COUN 6215 - Lifespan Development


PhD, University of South Florida

MS, Madonna University

BS, Madonna University