ABT Counselor and Therapist Profiles

Kathy Cockrell, MA

Resident Counselor


  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement

  • Self-Esteem Issues


  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer’s / Dementia
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Family Issues
  • Gender identity issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Health issues (cancer, staged diseases, AIDS / HIV, etc.)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital (infidelity, divorce, communication or relationship issues, etc.)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting issues
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, text anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Weight concerns
  • Women’s issues

Kathy earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and Education PK-8 from Roanoke College in 1996. She worked as a special education teacher for Roanoke City Schools. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2019. She is currently studying for her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Kathy takes an eclectic approach to counseling, meaning she does not use one treatment model all the time for every individual. She works well with all ages, but having an educational background, she loves to work with children and teens. She has a passion to help others make positive and lasting changes in their lives.

Kathy likes to help her clients by meeting them where they are while walking alongside them during their journey for change. Her ultimate goal is to provide a safe environment to build a therapeutic relationship, which allows her clients to be empowered to make the changes in their lives so they can meet both their short and long term goals.

To schedule an appointment with Kathy:

Ages of Clients:

  • Toddlers (0-6 years)
  • Children (7-12 years)
  • Teens (13-17 years)
  • Adults (18-64 years)
  • Elders (65+ years)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families



Treatment Modalities:

  • Acceptance & Commitment
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Person-centered
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-based
  • Trauma focused / trauma informed