Kay Gottrich LCPC, RIST, ICST, THTC has been serving Springfield and surrounding area since 1999. Kay Gottrich LCPC PLLC, Springfield Trauma Counseling Center was established in January 2019 to provide clinical counseling to children, teens, adults, couples an families that have suffered from traumatic stress. Kay Gottrich LCPC, RIST, ICST, THTC is the owner and therapist and she provided evidence-based treatments including Sandtray therapy, EMDR, expressive arts therapy, DBT, CBT, Internal Family Systems, and other evidence-based treatments. Her mission is to provide each client with neuroception of safety and an opportunity to look at one’s thoughts, behaviors and struggles and have an opportunity for healing by integrating one’s painful experiences.
Kay Gottrich LCPC PLLC, Springfield Trauma Counseling Center utilizes the following treatments: sandtray therapy, DBT, somatic therapy, EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy, CBT, prescriptive play therapy, nature therapy, trauma-sensitive yoga, Expressive Arts Therapy and Internal Family Systems.
Kay Gottrich LCPC PLLC, Springfield Trauma Counseling Center treats children 3 -11, adolescents 12-25, adults 26-100. She treats couples and families as well.
Kay treats the following issues:
High functioning Autism, ADHD, Anger Issues, Attachment trauma, Defiance, poor social skills, self-harm, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, adjustment to chronic illness, adjustment to living with disability, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, parenting the traumatized child, PTSD, complex trauma, DID, borderline personality, depression, codependency, and insomnia (difficulty sleeping, adjustment issues with fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome
*Clinical Member of the American Mental Health Association
*Founding Member of the International Association of Sandtray Therapy
*Board Certified PTSD Clinician
*Registered Integrated Sandtray Therapist
Kay is LGBQT-friendly.
The University of Illinois, Springfield, IL, Master of Arts in Human Development Counseling, 1999, Concentration Marriage & Family Therapy, GPA: 3.82/4.0, High Honors, Chi Sigma Iota
Master’s Degree Thesis: Anticipatory Grief within Families: Counseling Referral Practices to Physicians Treating Families of The Terminally Ill
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL, Bachelor of Arts in Physiology, Pre-Med, 1981
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor – Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, License Number 180.004119 (2001 – Present)