Katie Bigalke, Ph.D.
Safe Space Coordinator
Greek Life Liaison
Dr. Bigalke received her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Southern Louisiana Internship Consortium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including university counseling centers, an employee assistance program through a large hospital system, adult inpatient assessment, pain management in private practice, and a forensic setting (assessment and treatment in a state hospital for pre-trial, civilly committed, and NGBRI populations). She joined the GSU Counseling Center staff in September 2015. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, gender and sexual minority concerns, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal skill building, and the development of life-long adaptive coping skills. Her therapeutic style is influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, existential issues, and interpersonal processing.
If you could afford a one week all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I love to travel! I have spent time in Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. My favorites have been Egypt and Greece! I think the next place on my bucket list is either a safari in Africa or a trip to Vietnam/Thailand! I am a beautiful view seeker.
What is your favorite quote?
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views.” – Edward Abbey
“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.” – Deepak Chopra
“Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.” – Maura Stuard, age 8
What song do you sing at the top of your lungs while driving alone in your car?
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac & Something to Talk About by Bonnie Raitt… get me every time.
Last updated: 2/1/2017