17 Barclay Street, Building B3, Newtown PA 18940 | Buckingham Green, 4936 York Road, Suite 2300, Buckingham, PA 18902 | (215) 260-7570

17 Barclay Street, Building B3, Newtown PA 18940
Buckingham Green, 4936 York Road, Suite 2300, Buckingham, PA 18902
(215) 260-7570

Kayti Protos, DSW, LCSW

Kayti Protos, DSW, LCSW

She/Her

Dr. Kayti Protos, LCSW (she/her) serves as a mentoring therapist for the Bucks LGBTQ Center, supporting the training and professional growth of the collaborative of dedicated specialists.

Kayti believes the client is the expert of their own lived experience, and therapy is a partnership rooted in mutual respect and understanding. She is the founder of Rainbow Resiliency, a collection of private practices in Connecticut by and for members of the queer and trans community. In her clinical work, she takes an eclectic approach, matching resources and interventions to the specific needs of the client over time. Kayti’s theoretical framework is affirming and celebrating of gender and sexual diversity, including: client-driven identity exploration; working with families (parents, spouses, siblings) of queer & trans 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; systems-level advocacy work, as needed; and healing-centered engagement.

Kayti utilizes a body positive, anti-diet, Health at Every Size (HAES)-informed stance. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), and also utilizes creative arts, journaling, and experiential therapy techniques. Additionally, Kayti is trained as a “Geek therapist” and incorporates therapeutic TTRPG into her sessions and groups as appropriate.

Kayti is an Assistant Professor and the founding Director of the Master of Social Work program at Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA. The program offers two specializations: healing-centered clinical practice and social justice & working with marginalized communities, including advanced training in working with queer and trans communities. She has previously taught within the Rutgers School of Social Work and the Holy Family Counseling Psychology program. Finally, Kayti is excited to join the Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA) board of directors in Fall 2023.

Getting to Know Kayti

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.

Some interesting facts about me: I have two extraordinary rescue kitties that keep my heart happy: Saffi & Aya. Fantasy stories are a favorite for me – books, movies, tv shows, & podcasts – always open to suggestions! My favorite food to make is spanakopita, using my family recipe and extra feta. I discovered D&D in 2020 and fell in love with TTRPG. I have several characters that I play in various campaigns and a small collection of many-sided dice. 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.