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About Us

Mission

Flagler College Counseling Services is dedicated to providing high-quality and culturally competent mental health services to all students. We strive to enhance the student experience by supporting students in the development of the skills, attitudes and behaviors essential for personal growth, psychological well-being and academic success.

Vision

Flagler College Counseling Services will have a transformative impact on the emotional well-being of the Flagler campus community. We will promote a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and administration that embraces diversity and encourages trust, respect and collaboration. Counseling Services will meet the highest professional standards and be accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Meet Our Staff

Kathy O'Keefe Payne, M.A. 
Director of Counseling Services 

Kathy O’Keefe Payne currently serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Flagler College Counseling Center. Previously, she served Flagler College as the Director of Alumni.

Kathy earned her B.A. from Flagler College. She earned her master’s in counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando, in Orlando, Florida. She is licensed to practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.

Kathy’s areas of professional interest include grief, anxiety, depression, time management, and interpersonal relationships.

Rachel Moran-Brown, MPA, MS, LMHC
Counselor

Rachel Moran-Brown currently serves as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Flagler College Counseling Center.  Previously she served as a CARE Coordinator for Flagler College and a counselor for St. Johns County School District.

Rachel earned her Master's in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City and her Master's in Counseling from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.  She is licensed to practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.

Rachel's areas of interest and expertise include adjustment, anxiety, depression, mindfulness based practices, and LGBTQ issues.