Welcome to the USF Counseling Center!
My name is Dr. Ken Volk, and I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Counseling Center. I am excited for the opportunity to spend time with the counseling center team and to guide you in striving towards your personal goals. I enjoy working with college students for the unique challenges and opportunities to grow you may face in your relationships, academic and career goals, identity development, and other areas of your life. I enjoy helping people recognize and highlight their strengths and resiliencies while building further coping skills to navigate complex demands.
I have grown up in and spent time throughout Baltimore and Puerto Rico, Belgium, a small town in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and now Tampa, each of which has been meaningful to me and helped me value people of all backgrounds and social identities. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out in a time of need, and I would be honored to be a part of your USF experience!
Clinical Interests: Identity and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-compassion and fear of self-compassion, family of origin concerns, trauma, grief and loss, mindfulness and wellbeing, multicultural issues and social justice
Languages: Fluent in English and conversational in Spanish
Approach to Supervision/Training: My therapeutic approach draws from an interpersonal process approach, while I also incorporate elements of self-compassion, acceptance and commitment theory, and cognitive-behavioral therapy from a multicultural frame. I strive to work with students to find the approach that best fits you.