Katy Janousek is a clinical counseling intern who works with individuals, couples, and families as well as small groups.
Katy is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in Public Health Education from James Madison University. Additionally, Katy is nationally certified as a health education specialist (CHES) and is certified through the Georgia Department of Health as an HIV Counselor and Tester.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Katy moved to Athens in 2008 to serve as a full-time sexuality educator at UGA’s Health Center until 2018. In that role she regularly guest lectured in classrooms, provided programs in residence halls, counseled individuals and couples, and supervised a volunteer student group. Her love for group therapy ignited through facilitating the LGBT Resource Center’s Safe Space trainings and the FEMpowerment discussion series designed for all genders to explore the intersection of female identity and wellness. She also served as the LGBT Resource Center’s Liaison for UGA’s Health Center and received the 2015 Founder’s Award for her substantial and lasting contributions to the queer community.
Katy’s decision to pivot her career from education to therapy was catalyzed through witnessing the technology explosion and social media’s impact on wellbeing, relationships, and communication. With over 12 years of experience in the college setting, she is passionate about working with young adults and adult-learners eager to make change through career counseling, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. However, her primary theoretical orientation is a blend of feminist and critical theories with an emphasis on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship. You can expect Katy to be refreshingly authentic and honest. Building off of her medical background, she has a rich network of healthcare specialists who may also aid in your healing and growth. The topics that can be the most challenging to discuss are Katy’s areas of specialty such as: sexuality, gender identity, abusive relationships, financial literacy, body image, spirituality, and social justice.
As a homeowner here in Athens, Katy is proudly child-free by choice, living with her partner, two cats, and a physically disabled pitbull. She is an avid reader (and former Avid bookseller), gardener, and yoga enthusiast.
Katy’s Intern Rate: $25 per 1-hour session
Please note: due to Katy working towards her counseling licensure and completing her Master’s degree, she is legally unable to accept any form of insurance.