Bette Katsekas is an Associate Professor who has taught at USM since 1986, first as an Adjunct Professor and then as a regular faculty member starting in 1992. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and CAGS degrees from the University of New Hampshire and her Ed.D from the University of Maine. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Her previous working experience has been as a private practitioner, an outpatient coordinator, and as a staff therapist for a university counseling center. She has also served as Program Coordinator of the Counselor Education and Chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education.
Dr. Katsekas’ primary academic responsibilities are focused on the Counseling Theories, Counseling Skills, Practicum, and Internship courses. She was one of the first instructors to offer a course through distance learning, finding innovative ways to present the Counseling Theories course. Dr. Katsekas is active in a variety of committees and programs that focus on issues of diversity and ethical practice. She is currently the CEHD Diversity Scholar, with a focus on Civility, Wellness, and Ways of Knowing. She is the author of a book on Counselor Self Care.
With a background in mathematics, Dr. Katsekas is fascinated by the interconnectedness of physics and counseling. She has made presentations on quantum perspectives in the counseling field. She has two sons and is actively involved in their multiple interests and hobbies.