Dr. Kathleen Palmer is an Assistant Professor and core faculty member in the Counseling Department at UC. Dr. Palmer is a licensed counselor in Michigan (LPC) and Florida (LMHC) and Limited-License Psychologist (LLP) in Michigan and has worked in the mental health and addiction fields for 20 years. In addition to her role at UC, Dr. Palmer maintains a small private practice serving adult clients of all ages in Michigan and Florida via telemental health and specializes in comorbidity, chronic illness, geriatric counseling, codependency, personal empowerment, psychospiritual counseling and transpersonal psychology, and holistic counseling. Dr. Palmer has presented at both the state and national level, and her research interests include the integration of technology in mental health, ethical and safety issues related to mental health-related mobile phone apps, spirituality in mental health counseling, and holistic assessment and treatment mental health issues. Dr. Palmer resides in Bradenton, Florida and enjoys the beach, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her Chihuahua Bella. 

Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, University of South Florida, 2015
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Madonna University, 2003
B.S., Mental Health and Applied Addictions, 1999

Palmer, K. & Burrows, V. (2020).  Ethical and Safety Concerns Regarding the Use of Mental Health-Related Apps in Counseling: Considerations for Counselors.  Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.  DOI: 10.1007/s41347-020-00160-9.

Palmer, K.M. & Henderson, S.G. (2019).  College Students’ Attitudes About Mental Health-Related Content in Mobile Apps. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-019-00102-0.    

Palmer, K.M. (2021, June). A Holistic Approach to Assess Self-Expression. Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference, Annual Conference (held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions).  

Palmer, K.M. and Belanger, A.J. (2020, April). Conceptualizing Mental Health Issues to Mitigate Negative Effects of Stigma on Self-Concept and Self-Esteem.  Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3rd Annual Virtual Conference.

Palmer, K.M. and Varghese, V. (2019, April). Supplemental Use of Mobile Apps in Counseling – Effectiveness, Privacy, and Safety Concerns.  Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2nd Annual Virtual Conference.

Palmer, K.M. and Varghese, V. (2018, October). Effectiveness, Privacy, and Safety Concerns About the Supplemental Use of Mobile Apps in Counseling.  Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Palmer K.M. (2015, October). College Students’ Attitudes About Internet-based Mental Health Interventions. American College Counseling Association. [Developed into CEU webinar for members]. Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Clinical Supervision