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Kaila McCarthy, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Intimacy
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About me

Kaila McCarthy, M.S. LMFT (she/her) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Alabama, as well as a Master's degree in Human Sexuality Education with a clinical focus in Sex Therapy from Widener University. Kaila’s specific areas of passion include: relationships, survivors of sexual trauma, and affirming care for LGBTQA+ individuals and relationships.  

Kaila has over five years’ experience of working with a variety of individuals, relationships, families, and children (ages 3 and up) from diverse backgrounds. She has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and has experience working with children/adolescents who have witnessed or experienced abuse. Kaila will provide a "safe space" to all members of the community to feel heard and accepted. She will collaborate with you to establish customized treatment goals. Kaila believe that you are the expert of your life and we are here to give guidance, assurance, and tools to better yourself and relationships.

Kaila's specialty areas include: trauma and sexual/sexuality issues.

Currently, Kaila splits her time between her private practice and betterhelp. Please provide her time to respond to messages.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kaila McCarthy. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have enjoyed my sessions with Kaila she is a great listener and is great at providing resources for how to go about situations.

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Kaila for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Kaila McCarthy is a wonderful person and outstanding in her field.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Kaila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,