Kayti protos:
The Professional

pronouns: she/her

Educational Background
 

  • Doctor of Social Work (DSW), Rutgers University School of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Tennessee State University, part of Middle Tennessee Collaborative MSW Program

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Women's and Gender Studies and Communication Studies, Vanderbilt University

Clinical Approach
 

I believe the client is the expert of their own lived experience, and therapy is a partnership rooted in mutual respect and understanding. I take an eclectic approach, matching resources and interventions to the specific needs of the client over time.
 

  • Affirming and celebrating gender and sexual diversity

    • Client-driven identity exploration

    • Working with families (parents, spouses, siblings) of LGBTQQIA+ clients

    • Exploration of minority stressors & intersectional identities​

    • Creating an inclusive space while addressing mental health topics 
       

  • Commitment to social justice, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive practice

    • Strengths-based, empowerment approach​

    • Advocacy and systems work, as needed

    • Healing-centered engagement
       

  • Body positive, anti-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES)-informed
     

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) trained
     

  • Creative arts, journaling, and experiential therapy techniques
     

  • Geek therapist trained - therapeutic TTRPG groups

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Licensed Clinical Social Work

LCSW in Pennsylvania

LCSW in Connecticut

Faculty Positions

  • Lecturer, Holy Family University Graduate Counseling Psychology Program

  • Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers School of Social Work

Kayti: The Person

pronouns: she/her

Social Location
 

I am a queer, white, able-bodied woman and cisgender ally to the transgender, nonbinary, and intersex community. I am a person in recovery from an eating disorder, and an advocate for improving access to eating disorder treatment for members of marginalized communities. I follow a nature-based spirituality and believe magic exists within each of us. 

Interesting Facts

  • Three extraordinary cats keep my heart happy: Raven, Saffi, & Aya

  • Fantasy stories are a favorite - books, movies, tv shows, & podcasts - always open to suggestions!

  • My favorite food to make is spanikopita, using my family recipe and extra feta. 

  • I discovered D&D in 2020 and fell in love with TTRPG. I am the DM for an online queer adventurers and enjoy a blend of home brew & prewritten campaigns. I have two characters that I play in various campaigns and a small collection of many-sided dice.

  • Sources of inspiration: Brené Brown, bell hooks, Maya Angelou, & my clients

  • Nature is my happy place - both the majestic beauty of the ocean and the serenity found deep within a forest on a gently traveled path. However, I am not a fan of bugs. 

  • A board game night with friends is my ideal form of entertainment.

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