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Katya Knapp, M.A., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I am happy and proud to work with UWF students as a part of the caring and professional team at CAPS. I joined CAPS as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 2019 after my one-year pre-master’s internship at CAPS. I earned my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Florida. Counseling is the second career for me, about which I am very passionate. I earned my bachelor’s degrees in Law and Economics and Management and used to work abroad. I speak English and Russian. As a proud UWF alumni, UWF staff member and an adjunct instructor for UWF psychology department, I am happy to be a part of the UWF community.

My professional interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, humanistic therapies and process groups. I believe that if we want to have what we do not have, we have to do what we do not do, which can be challenging. However, discomfort points to potential for growth. I am excited about helping clients make this change happen. I view psychology as a science and an instrument for everybody: whether you want to improve your mood or learn how to better connect with other people, or whether you are interested in learning healthy coping strategies or better reading people’s body language. I believe that virtually everybody can benefit from counseling, and I look forward to working with UWF students!