Mary Kate Reese

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
Ph.D. Counseling Education & Supervision

Dr. Mary Kate Reese is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor in Georgia. She has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in various agencies and settings and with many different populations. She has been in counselor education for over 20 years and most recently was a professor for 20 years at Argosy University, Atlanta, where she taught in the master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision. She also provided oversight to the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program.

As a Core Faculty member with Walden University’s Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program, Dr. Reese also maintains a small private practice working with individuals and couples with issues including anxiety, depression, and sexual concerns. She serves as a site visit team chair and/or team member for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP), reviewing counseling programs at other schools seeking CACREP accreditation. Her current research interests include counselor education, clinical supervision and gatekeeping in the counseling field, counseling ethics, sexuality, and spirituality.

Courses Taught

COUN 8135 - Clinical Supervision

COUN 6361 - Human Sexuality

CPLB 802 - CES Pre-Practicum 1


PhD, Georgia State University

MS, Georgia State University

BA, Furman University

Public Service

Forsyth County Department of Family and Child Services, Georgia, Other - Cumming

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Teaching Award, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), 2013

Counselor Educator of the Year, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA)., 2013


Motley, V., Reese, M., Campos, P. (2014). Evaluating corrective feedback self-efficacy changes among counselor educators and site supervisors.. Counselor Education and Supervision

Reese, M. (2011). Interpersonal process groups in college and university settings. .


Reese, M. (2019). Teaching counselors to be kink-aware: BDSM, kink, and ethical non-monogamy as forms of diversity. ACES

Reese, M., Ritter, K. (2013). The doctoral internship experience in a Counselor Education and Supervision program. ACES

Reese, M., Gay, M. F. (2013). Many paths, one journey: Implementing a successful comprehensive assessment plan that meets CACREP 2009 Standards. . ACES

Arnold, S. S., Reese, M. (2015). Clinical implications of burnout and impairment in counseling professionals. LPCA-GA

Reese, M. (2023). Clinical Supervision in Groups: Techniques and Multicultural Considerations. ACES