Dr. Kristina Henderson

Assistant Professor of Counseling
Program Coordinator for M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Department of Counseling

EducationKristina Henderson

  • B.A., Psychology, University of Kentucky, 1993
  • M.RC., Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky, 1995
  • Ph.D., Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision, Kansas State University, 2009

Kristina Henderson has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor for over 22 years, a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor since 2001, and a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor since 2014. Dr. Henderson is an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in the Department of Counseling of the College of Professional Advancement. Dr. Henderson earned her Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in Counselor Education and Supervision at Kansas State University. She received a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Henderson worked for the Department of the Army, for the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and in Counseling and Disability Services within the University System of Georgia before shifting focus to academia. She has a strong a drive for preparing others to become leaders in the field as well as passion for rehabilitation counseling and the environmental and attitudinal challenges faced by persons with disabilities.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor

Courses taught

  • Adult Development
  • Advanced Group Counseling and Leadership
  • Career Development
  • Case Management and Consultation
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Clinical Mental Health Internship Supervision
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Internship Supervision
  • Ethics for Human Services Professionals
  • Exam Preparation-CRC
  • Generalist Case Management
  • Human Behavior and Leadership
  • Human Services Systems, Policies, and Procedures
  • Introduction to Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Leisure and Recreational Services for Children and Adolescents
  • Leisure and Recreational Services for Older Adults
  • Marketing, Resource Development, and Entrepreneurship
  • Nutrition and Health Services for Older Adults
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Sexual Aspects of Disability

Areas of specialization

Rehabilitation Counseling

Research or professional interests

  • Attitudes Toward Persons with Disabilities
  • Current Issues in Disability Studies
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Self-Advocacy

Research with students or opportunities for students to assist or become involved in scholarship

  • The Benefits of Companion Animals on PTSD Symptoms in Veterans
  • Strengthening Self-Advocacy: Adding a Personal Perspective to a Critical Component of Success
  • The Importance of Mandatory Disability Training for Individuals in Law Enforcement
  • Infusing Disability into Core Counseling Curriculum: Challenges, Implications, and Ideas
  • What are Schools Doing to Prepare Students with Disabilities for Active Shooters?

Awards or recognitions

  • Excellence in Advising Award, Mercer University, Penfield College (now College of Professional Advancement)
  • Superior Civilian Service Award, Ft. Riley, Kansas
  • Legendary Service Award, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

Contact Dr. Henderson

Atlanta Administration and Conference Center
Room 387