Hi, I’m Kayla!
Seeking therapy takes courage, and I am so glad you’re here! I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor and psychotherapist. I’m passionate about helping clients find deeper healing from trauma and freedom from disordered eating. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples who want to discover and harness their strengths. In my sessions, we aim to reach deep, but there’s always space for humor and a good joke from time to time. I strive to create an atmosphere in which you are part of the process, comfortable in advocating for yourself, and you feel seen and heard.
I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master of Science in Health Service Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. My education and professional experience in mental health, health care, and nutrition offer a depth and breadth of experience that enables me to view the whole person holistically.
My education and background in nutrition, coupled with a weight-inclusive approach, allow clients to tap into their innate wisdom and healing potential.
Through a collaborative and personalized approach, I offer a holistic perspective that reconnects the mind and body for deeper healing. The therapeutic relationship, built on trust and understanding, is an essential component to therapy, and I strive to bring warmth, encouragement, and humor into our collaboration. Clients working with me will find a curious and empathic listening ear and a realistic, down to earth collaborator in their therapy journey.
I approach every client through a trauma-informed, systemic and sociocultural lens, incorporating somatic (body-based) and other experiential modalities to facilitate healing. When we experience trauma or emotional distress, our brains and bodies become wired for survival. My training in somatic experiencing (SE), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps clients harness the power of their minds and bodies to move out of survival mode and cultivate the capacity needed to live a full, authentic life.
- American Counseling Association (ACA)
- National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- Somatic Experiencing International (SEI)
- International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
MORE ABOUT ME
When I’m not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, tapping into my creative side, and attempting to do yoga without disturbing my yoga cats!
Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness. – Peter Levine, PhD