Kim Trauth, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Kim Trauth

Kim Trauth


5 years of experience

Hi there! My name is Kim and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been helping individuals deal with anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, and adjustment issues for about 5 years now. My approach tends to be supportive, empathetic, and respectful. As a counselor, I utilize an integrated approach that brings in interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and supportive therapy. I am going to be supporting you along the way of your therapeutic journey to develop healthy coping skills and elicit positive change in your life. I encourage healthy, independent decision making and I will be there on the sidelines cheering you on. A goal of mine is for you to be able to navigate these stressful times in an effective manner. Looking forward to being a part of your support team!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will review and discuss your background, your current symptoms, current stressors, and coping skills-both healthy and unhealthy. From there, we will come up with some goals for your treatment and begin to work toward those goals.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have years of experience helping people through some of the toughest times. I've seen people at some low points in their lives and I'm here to help you lift out of them. I will be here to listen, offer support, and be an empathetic team member in your therapeutic journey.

About Kim Trauth

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Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I use many skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which shows the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Once that connection is seen, we can explore how to change our negative and maladaptive thinking patterns.

Motivational Interviewing

I've been using motivational interviewing to assist with the change process for a few years now. This tool is used when you can't quite make up your mind or gear yourself up to take the first steps of change in your life. Change is hard! I'm here to help make it a little less anxiety provoking and to be your support along the way.


I utilize a strengths-based approach to point out and recognize your accolades and current strengths to use in this journey. Often times in crisis or low points in your life, we forget the things we are good at and I'm here to help you remember those strengths!