Dr. Panagiotis Markopoulos, Ph.D., is a provisional licensed professional counselor and a lecturer at the University of New Orleans in the Counselor Education & Supervision program, Master’s program. Dr. Panagiotis, a Greek native, who relocated in the United States in 2007, considers New Orleans as his home town.
Dr. Panagiotis’s counseling philosophy and approach is that is a process in which the client and the counselor, establish rapport and trust one another in order to explore the self, work as a team to explore presenting issues, develop solutions together, work towards achieving goals to improve the client’s quality of life and help the client to reach his/her full potentials. In this journey the counselor helps the client to also identifying his/her strengths, what’s working well in client’s life, and the things that can be changed to assist the client to reach the desired destination.
Dr. Panagiotis provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults with emotional/behavioral issues. Additionally, Dr. Panagiotis’s major clinical and research expertise is on providing therapy services to children, adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Panagiotis’s unique factor that he brings into therapy, is humor. Humor can be an empowering tool that brings emotional relief in times of distress, by helping the client to explore in more depth his/her feelings and thoughts.