Aloha! I have been practicing mental health counseling for 8 years. My experience has been vast, including working with forensic, adult & youth, and crisis clients. Much of my current counseling specialties are with depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, and anxiety. I am passionate about working with queer individuals and provide gender affirming care. I take a client-centered/humanistic approach to counseling, understanding the bravery it takes to reach out for help. I am passionate about creating a safe place for you to share and be heard every session. I also value your feedback, so that I may consistently improve the quality of services I am providing you. I am also a current doctoral candidate, working on my PsyD. I am recently certified in EMDR, and am offering this to clients as well via video.
My goal is to be nonjudgmental, empathetic, and helpful to you during this stage in your life. I consider our work to be a partnership and would love to join you on this journey. Sessions are light hearted and informal. Come as you are!
You can interact with me in whatever manner you are most comfortable. Currently I am offering video, phone and text clients. My availability is during the day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with evening hours on Tuesdays, HST. I check messages at least twice each day. Please understand that there are times where I have personal matters to attend to, which may mean you don't get an instant response.
I understand that trusting a provider is of utmost importance, and I would be honored if you enlisted my help during this difficult time in your life. Clients occasionally have difficulty finding a therapist who is a good fit for themselves, or have had a prior negative experience in therapy. I completely understand these experiences and aim to provide each client with a positive experience.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-773
Ky is awesome. I was at the end of a relationship, dealing with so many lies I couldn’t tell what was real anymore. I was lost in a deep emotional jungle with my head spinning. Ky helped to create a space that felt safe to be understood.
I felt comfortable sharing anything and everything with her. She provided feedback to gain clarity in my situations and ways to go through them feeling safe and confident. My main goal in therapy was to feel grounded, secure, confident, and a foundational sense of peace. Kylee helped to achieve my goal and restore a sense of healthy living again.
There’s definitely still things for me to understand and improve on, but im in a much better place since I met Kylee. Her approach is laid back, understanding, and matches the pace of the conversation. Can’t emphasize enough how much she’s helped along the way. Providing the skills to apply in life to feel relief, healthy, and peace.
Thank you Ky, your awesome
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Kylee for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Very understanding and gives great feedback and she helped me control my anger
Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Kylee for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Kylee is easy to talk to and I always feel supported by her. She gives me positive feedback and always encourages me. She has helped me with my self-esteem.
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Kylee for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Kylee is a wonderful person and has helped me improve myself, my confidence, work on my emotions and my relationship with others and my partner
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Kylee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ky is excellent. Nothing is off limits to talk about, the most judgement free space - I feel so heard and affirmed. So thankful for Dr. Romero!
Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Kylee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Very relatable and understandable. She doesn’t push too much and asks very good questions to get the conversation going.
Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Kylee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes