Mrs. Kay E Whitehead, MSW, LCSW

(She/her/hers)
Preferred Name: Kay

Online Therapy

About Me

My first training in EMDR was in 2000 and I used the work in Hospice for several families. When I went into private practice it struck me I needed the entire training to make EMDR come alive for my clients. I took my training with Dr. Amy Konkle, MD and felt the work come alive. From then on, I have continued taking training in EMDR as there is much to learn.

Education & Experience

I graduated IU School of Social Work in 1996 but started my hospice career in 1982, doing direct care with dying patients. In 1996, I began working solely with people coping with anticipatory grief and grief after the death of their loved ones.I worked in a Hospice for 25 years and have companioned the dying and the bereaved in their journey. The means of caring for them was the way of compassion which each person taught me in unique ways. That learning continues to accompany me in these many years of private and group practice as I extend my work into trauma, PTSD, LGBT individuals, couples and the spiritually disenfranchised. I am so indebted and grateful to all my teachers.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Working with folks in the LGBTQIA community who have experienced loss due to death, or other losses. 12-step recovery Teaching "Journal to the Self" in groups and more as time allows, and have created other programs based on that model Assisting with and attending local EMDR conferences, being intentional with attendance virtually.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale