Thank you for taking the time to look at my personal profile. My name is Kayla and I have been in the field for over 15 years and have truly enjoyed and learned from every population I have worked with. I started my education track by obtaining my Associate of Applied Science, in Nutrition at the University of New Hampshire. I had a desire to work with the Eating Disorder population and was advised to continue on for my Bachelor's in Psychology. I graduated with my Bachelors from Bridgewater State University and was able to begin in the field and primarily worked with Eating Disorders and Mental Health until I returned to graduate school, at the University of Hawaii Pacific University, to obtain my Masters in Social Work. During my time in Hawaii I was able to experience and work with different populations than I had in the past, which allowed me to expand my knowledge and deepen my level of understanding. Through my internships, I was able to work with; addictions, cancer survivors and families, and mental illness in depth. My graduate program had a tremendous emphasis on cultural competence and has greatly helped me in my day to day work as a Clinician and opened my eyes to so many experiences.
Following my graduate degree, I have gone on to work with the homeless and teen population, people struggling with addictions, anxiety and depression, mental illness, and eating disorders. I pride myself on being adaptable to situations and attribute this to my education programs, as well as my work experience. I focus on client's strengths and meet them where they are at. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I work my best to offer active listening skills and supportive reflection in assisting in making the best decision for them. I have my LICSW in the state of Massachusetts as well LCSW in the state of Hawaii.
I am hoping that brief description offered you a glimpse into me as a therapist, as well as my style of therapy. I look forward to working with you. Have a great day!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LCSW LCSW-4469
MA LICSW 119637
Kayla quickly relates to those areas that need care and compassion. Kayla can identify strenghts to overcome while supporting longer term growth. She brings help, she brings hope and she knows the difference.
Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Kayla for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, and bipolar disorder
Kayla is a truly excellent counsellor who is incredibly easy to talk to and always offers brilliant advice and/or input. I would thoroughly recommend Kayla to anyone interested in counselling.
Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Kayla for 10 months on issues concerning eating disorders
She is amazing
Written on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Kayla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been with Kayla for over a year. She is always there for me and has really helped me immensely. Would highly recommend her!
Written on Mar 18, 2020 after therapy with Kayla for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I have worked with Kayla for a while now. She has always been caring, engaging, quick to respond, interested in my self development, and she is genuine and easy to open to. I would highly recommend Kayla.
Written on Oct 12, 2019 after therapy with Kayla for 5 months on issues concerning addictions