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Kay Gillette, M.Ed., LMFT



Kay Gillette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1993). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lubbock Christian College. She earned her Master of Education degree in School Psychology from Southwest Texas State University (1979).

Kay became an Associate School Psychologist for Abilene Independent School District in 1979. For five years, she was involved in assessment, diagnosis, and educational planning for students who have emotional/behavioral issues.

She went into private clinical practice with Mark Cunningham and Associates in 1984, where she specialized in work with children, adolescents, and families. She was the first play therapist in private practice in Abilene. In addition to children, Kay worked with adults in individual and marital therapy.

Kay came to Turning Point Counseling in 2013. Throughout her professional career, she has striven to create a therapeutic relationship which is respectful, supportive, and creative. She believes that each person and family has particular strengths that will help to overcome obstacles. She believes each person has within themselves the gifts to find the way to a richer, fuller, more gratifying life. Her goals are to join them in their growth and actualization.

Kay prefers to work in the area of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and resolution of marriage and family issues. She has completed Level 1 Clinical Training by John Gottman. Gottman’s focus is in providing marital stability. In addition, Kay primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and client-centered therapy.

Kay married Rocky Gillette in 1980. She has one adult son who is happily married and successful in his music career. She has one granddaughter. Rocky was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007. Because of Kay’s journey with Rocky through this disease, she has particular understanding and insight in working with families dealing with dementia.

Kay’s practice can be described as compassionate, engaged, enthusiastic, creative, and enriched with some laughter and hope.

Insurance Information: Kay Gillette provides Out of Network assistance to those with the following insurance:

      • Aetna
      • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • United Behavioral Health/United Health Care
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