Kait is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Child-Centered Play Therapist (CCPT), and Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E). Kait completed her Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at the University of Rochester in 2016. Following her master’s degree, Kait obtained extensive training in trauma treatment, particularly for infants and young children ages 10 and under. The best training that Kait has received, however, has been from her clients themselves! For the last five years, Kait has been a clinician and Senior Mental Health Counselor at URMC Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness, primarily working with children exposed to trauma and stressors, the early childhood population, and providing reflective supervision to clinicians. Kait additionally works per diem as a supervisor through Integrative Counseling Services located in Oswego, NY, assisting clinicians in working towards their credentials in play therapy.
Kait specializes in providing psychotherapy for infants, young children, and their families regarding the following challenges: trauma exposure, attachment difficulties, separation anxiety, grief and loss, high conflict divorce and custody, parenting support, and medical trauma. Kait utilizes evidence-based approaches in her work, including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), play therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Kait’s goal is to provide a supportive and safe environment to children and their families in order to assist them in working towards their therapeutic goals.