I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with clients of all ages. I am trauma certified and use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients reverse the negative impact of trauma. I utilize this cognitive behavioral approach to teach my clients new coping skills to control anxiety, regulate the feelings associated with depression and control the symptoms of PTSD. I consider it a privilege to assist a client with whatever problem is troubling them. I believe that therapy is a partnership and we will figure out the necessary changes together!
Another area I specialize in is working with children and families that have experienced the joy of adoption. The adoption process can be overwhelming and, often, negative symptoms of reactive-attachment or trauma can be present in adopted children. I utilize techniques grounded in play therapy and trauma-based therapies to help children and families learn new approaches to handle behavior patterns that can impact healthy development and success in their education. I approach this therapy with the experience of being an adopted child and as the mother of two adopted children.
Katie Kibort ReachesO'Fallon IL