Dr. Kozachuk received her doctorate in counselor education and supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University along with a post-baccalaureate certificate in disability leadership. Dr. Kozachuk’s clinical experience includes community-based counseling and psychoeducation with couples and individual adults, applied behavioral analysis and social skills training with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities, and individual and group counseling for college students.
Dr. Kozachuk has an active research agenda focused on family stability, disability-related mental health services, and well-being among neuro-diverse individuals and families. Specifically, she explores family adjustment and family relationship hope among parents of children with disabilities with the aim to inform empirically supported clinical practices that can be incorporated into mental health practice and counselor education.
Dr. Kozachuk is a member of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the international counseling honor society; the American Counseling Association (ACA); and select ACA divisions, including Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC). In 2020 Dr. Kozachuk received the CSI International Award for Outstanding Service to Chapter. Additionally, she is an alumna and former Autism Fellow of the Virginia Leadership Development in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (VaLEND) program. Overall, Dr. Kozachuk aims to increase access to quality, integrated mental health services for people with or family members touched by someone with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders through research and counselor education.