Dr. Kathryn Atanasov, Ph.D, MEd, LPC, NCC, CSAC, ACS


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Dr. Kathy Goss Atanasov is a licensed professional counselor, certified substance abuse counselor, and Certified EMDR counselor in the state of Virginia. Dr. A started her counseling career as a high school counselor (M.Ed, William & Mary, 2007), and later specialized in addiction and mental health counseling during her doctorate (Ph.D, William & Mary, 2016). Dr. A has worked with adolescents and adults in several clinical settings including public schools, a college addictions clinic, the court system, and at a residential addictions center. In addition, Dr. A is a part-time faculty member with Walden University where she teaches a variety of counseling classes including addiction counseling, prepracticum, foundations of graduate study, and group lab. Her ideal full-time job is teaching part-time and counseling part-time. Dr. A specializes in treating adults with:  Substance Abuse  Trauma  Childhood Abuse/Neglect  Attachment Issues  Sexual Assault  Anxiety  Depression  Grief and Loss Dr. A is committed to social justice and is an ally of LBGTQ+ community. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, Brainspotting, and EMDR/Flash dependent on the individual needs of her clients. Kathy is the owner of Therapy Owls LLC and also works part-time at the Farley Center in Williamsburg, VA.

Education & Experience

Doctor of Philosophy – Counselor Education and Supervision, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA Master of Education – Counseling, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA Master of Arts in Modern European History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA • Minor in Modern German History, with special interests in Women’s History Teacher Certification, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX • Secondary Teaching Certification in Social Studies, State of Texas Bachelor of Arts in History, Texas A&M University, Dean’s List, College Station, TX • Minor in English (Literature & Poetry)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Walden University Instructor Therapy Owls LLC Thrive Therapy The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place Colonial Community Corrections New Leaf Clinic at William & Mary Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Clients must sumit receipts to their insurance for reimbursement. Self-Pay.