My mission is to facilitate the prevention or resolution of emotional and behavioral difficulties with individuals and groups in a safe, secure environment that nurtures inner healing and encourages optimal growth and development. I achieve this through the use of traditional “talk” counseling, Play Therapy, Expressive Art Therapy and Equine Assisted Counseling experiences designed to teach people about themselves, to allow recognition of dysfunctional patterns of behavior, and to help define healthy relationships. My counseling practice is a Christ-centered organization that believes, with Divine intervention, the foundation of wholeness and healing can begin.
Dr. Kay Sudekum Trotter PhD, is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor, registered play therapist and supervisor, a national certified counselor and a certified equine assisted counselor. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Texas where she studied and practiced Play Therapy and Equine Assisted Counseling. Kay specializes in children and adolescents and adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. Kay also has extensive experience counseling individuals, families and couples who are wrestling with abuse, trauma, grief, depression and emotional and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Trotter is an avid organic gardener whose veggie and flower gardens provide her with a creative canvas to nurture her soul. She is a tree hugger and environmentalist who also enjoys refinishing furniture, cooking gourmet meals, and eating white bread, white rice and white potatoes. Kay also regularly plays softball and tennis with her husband, daughter and son-in law. She has been married for more than 20 years and is looking forward to being a grandmother someday.
EQUINE PARTNERS IN COUNSELING – EPIC Enterprises
Dr. Trotter founded EPIC Enterprises in 2008 to expand opportunities for licensed mental health practitioners to view, understand, respond, and conceptualize clients through an Equine Assisted Counseling lens. EPIC Enterprises mission is to assist in providing uniformity, consistency and quality in the continuing development of the field of animal assisted therapy in mental health; serve as a support network related to research collaboration in equine assisted counseling, while also providing a venue for information sharing and advocating for the safety and welfare of all participants, both human and animal.
Dr. Trotter has written “EPIC Treatment Manual for At-Risk Youth,” and published research supporting this counseling modality. Both are available at Dr. Trotter’s website at http://www.kaytrotter.com/estore.htm