Kaytee Gillis, LCSW-BACS

Kaytee Gillis, LCSW-BACS


LCSW-BACS Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor, #12153

Area of Focus:

  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities, including hormone and gender affirming care evaluations for transgender individuals
  • Trauma-informed therapy for survivors of family trauma, including survivors of emotional neglect, disordered caregivers, narcissistic abuse, and psychological abuse.
  • Trauma-informed therapy for survivors of relationship trauma and IPV, including survivors of psychological “narcissistic” abuse
  • Support for clients navigating the legal system while experiencing IPV and post separation abuse
  • Providing trainings on recognizing signs of psychological abuse
  • Narcissism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Domestic abuse


B.A. in Psychology, Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts
MSW, Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana

Other Online Publications

  • Psychology Today
  • Psychotherapy Networker
  • Gillis, K. (2021), Invisible Bruises: How a Better Understanding of the Patterns of Domestic Violence can help Survivors Navigate the Legal System. Lisa Nicole Publishing.
  • Gillis, K. (2023) IT’S NOT “HIGH CONFLICT” IT’S POST-SEPARATION ABUSE: When Abusers Weaponize the Courts as a Form of Retaliation.  Lisa Nicole Publishing.
  • Breaking the Cycle: the 6 Stages of Healing from Childhood Family Trauma

Online Features

  • The Mind Help
  • Relationsarea.com
  • Reputation Specialist
  • Psychotherapy Networker
  • Psychology Today
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Newsweek
  • GQ India

Kaytee’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Kaytee Gillis is a psychotherapist, writer, consultant, and author with a passion for working with survivors of family trauma and relationship trauma. Her clinical work focuses on assisting survivors of psychological abuse in families and relationships. She has worked in the area of family trauma for over a decade, assisting clients with recovery from childhood trauma, psychological abuse, and CPTSD.

She has extensive experience supporting clients and survivors with IPV and post-separation abuse through the legal system. Her recent book, Invisible Bruises: How a Better Understanding of the Patterns of Domestic Violence Can Help Survivors Navigate the Legal System, sheds light on the ways that the legal system can perpetuate the cycle of domestic violence by failing to recognize patterns that would otherwise hold perpetrators accountable and protect survivors.

Kaytee has been featured on Iheart radio, CP24 news out of Toronto, Shaye Ganam’s radio show, and numerous others advocating for changes within the legal system to better protect survivors. Gillis provides training on recognizing patterns of IPV, post separation abuse, and family trauma, helping survivors move forward. She has given trainings for clinicians with Zur Institute, ContinueLearn, and others.