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Hello, my name is Kay!
Choosing to prioritize your mental health is a courageous and loving act. As a clinician, I see my main goals as helping clients navigate life's difficulties, offering compassionate and direct support, and encouraging self-empowerment. Background-wise, I am a clinical social worker licensed in Washington state with eight years of experience as a clinician. I have been trained in heart-centered hypnotherapy and also lean on tools from dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and motivational interviewing. I enjoy focusing on what is happening in our bodies, and how tuning in can show us about our experiences, needs, wants, and what is calling to us to be healed.
Clients I've worked with in the past come to me to process their trauma, grief, identity, spirituality, health, purpose, and recovery. I've worked with folks who are caregivers, chronically or terminally ill. I've worked with folks who are processing their gender and sexuality. I am queer, femme, and nonbinary and have often worked with LGBTQIA2S+ folks. I've worked with folks in recovery from process addiction, childhood abuse, abandonment, or neglect, and codependency. I've worked with folks who are grappling with spirituality, and want to find meaning in life or their place in community. I've worked with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, C-PTSD, and OCD.
I have facilitated creative writing groups, and am well versed in the Artist's Way. In other words, am able to incorporate art and creativity into our work together. I am also an avid gardener, with experience in organic farming and herbalism. A passion of mine is to get out into nature, and I love helping others connect with the world in whatever way intuition leads them.
I look forward to meeting with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Dependent Personality, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WA LICSW LW60764079
I really like Kayla. She is a kind hearted person that is helping me with my mental health journey!
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Kayla “Kay” for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and compassion fatigue
Kayla is an amazing therapist! She is very good at helping you feel safe and comfortable during the therapy sessions and I couldn't be more happier having her as my therapist!
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Kayla “Kay” for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Kay has changed my life. Before doing therapy with Kay, I was really lost. I feel so much more in control of my reality after working with Kay. Kay is amazing and I am so thankful for having Kay as my therapist! 100% would recommend to anyone
Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Kayla “Kay” for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Kayla is amazing and so intuitive! She listens and understands and it is such a blessing to have met this wonderful woman.
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Kayla “Kay” for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse