Dr. Kathryn Atanasov, Ph.D, MEd, LPC, NCC, CSAC
Dr. Kathy Goss Atanasov is a licensed professional counselor, certified substance abuse counselor, and trained EMDR/Flash 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, and EMDR/Flash dependent on the individual needs of her clients. Dr. A works at Thrive Therapy and 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
Thrive Therapy The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place Colonial Community Corrections New Leaf Clinic at William & Mary Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident
- First Responders
- Residential Treatment Facility
Clients must sumit receipts to their insurance for reimbursement. Self-Pay.