Mrs. Kay A Gottrich, LCPC RIST ICST THTC

Preferred Name: Kay

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced trauma during the prenatal period, birth trauma, as well as experienced abuse as a child, teen,or adult. Trauma caused by bullies, or workplace trauma, medical trauma, chronic pain, long COVID, suicide survivors, and other traumatic grief (terminating a pregnancy, suicide survivors, loss of job, any loss). Trauma occurs in court proceedings, and anytime you don't have a voice. I believe strongly in EMDR as a profoundly successful technique for clients. I use expressive arts, sandtray, parts work with EMDR. I treat complex and developmental trauma, or single incident trauma. I use EMDR for grief, and symptoms such as inability to sleep, hypervigilance, anxiety, depression, loss of self, and dissociation that accompany trauma. I am always willing to find what works for the client, and to have the client an active participant in treatment. I use the Light Bar, Tactile (Buzzing sensation in each hand, or sound (headset) for bilateral stimulation. It is the client's choice.

Education & Experience

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development Counseling and have been providing therapy for 24 years, working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families who seek healing after enduring trauma. I have a bachelor's degree in Physiology which has been helpful in becoming a Polyvagal-Informed Clinician using Neuroscience and Attachment theory to conceptualize each client I work with. I tell each person I work with "symptoms of trauma are a normal reaction to an abnormal event". The abnormal event (s) that exposed you to overwhelming stress. Trauma survivors are not weak they are the strongest, most resilient, and bravest people I have ever met!

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA Professional Member International Association of Credentialed Sandtray Therapists World Association of Sandtray Therapists

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Magellan Health
  • UnitedHealth

Healthplan 360, CIGNA