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Kathleen Duval, LCSW

Mental Health Specialist
Duval, LCSW
Department of Student Affairs
Mental Health Specialist
Barron 303
Office (850) 770-2174; or Call/Text (850) 739-0591
(850) 747-5434

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct individual, couple, and group counseling services and mental health assessments to the Panama City campus students.
  • Promote mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and campus wellness through various appropriate outlets and events.
  • Provide consultation regarding emotional, social, or academic issues as part of the Student Situation Response Team (SSRT).
  • Participate in on-campus committees and activities where mental health counseling services play a part.
  • Provide outreach presentations to the University community.


  • Master of Social Work, Florida State University Panama City, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Loma Linda University, 1986

About Me

  • Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
  • Why I love FSU PC: It is an absolutely stunning campus and it is my alma mater. As a student, I really appreciated the small class sizes and accessibility of my instructors. As a graduate, I really appreciate the continuous stream of well-prepared employees for this area.
  • Favorite Spot on Campus: Anywhere with a view of the water!
  • Hobbies: Yoga, outdoor activities like going to the beach, kayaking, gardening, listening to music, and hanging out with my family and friends.

Areas of Interest: Mindfulness and Anxiety, Stress Management, Self-Care, Depression, Relationship Issues, Attachment and Boundaries, The Highly Sensitive Person, Women’s Issues, Adjustment to College, Substance Abuse

Education: Master’s in Social Work (MSW), Florida State University Panama City and Florida State University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Loma Linda University

Theoretical Orientation: Integrative approach drawing from Interpersonal, Client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family of Origin, Transactional Analysis, (TA), Gestalt

Professional Affiliation: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors(AUCCCD)

FSU Panama City Counseling Center