Licensed Professional Counselor, 2004
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 2003
M.A. in Counseling, Webster University, 2001
B.A. in Psychology and Child Development, University of Alabama, 1999
Kathy Harlan is a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Leadership in Disability in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
Kathy earned her MA in Counseling in 2001 and found a passion for cognitive behavioral therapy. She earned her BCBA in 2003 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor the following year.
Before moving to Georgia, Kathy was the Clinical Director for a community based behavioral and mental clinic in Melbourne, FL. During this time, she was provided the opportunity to merge Applied Behavior Analysis with traditional counseling to better serve all populations.
Throughout her career, Kathy has worked in numerous different settings, including school based mental health, community mental health, residential treatment and in the Emergency Room as a psychological assessment counselor. Most recently, Kathy worked as a Special Education Counselor in the Georgia public school setting. In this role, Kathy provided behavioral, academic and mental health support for students, teachers, and parents.
Kathy has a background in providing individual and group therapy for children, teens and young adults with Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD. She has a passion for working with individuals with Autism, individuals who have experienced trauma and providing mental health and behavioral supports in the school setting.