Welcome to Betterhelp!
My name is Layla, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado. I have been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
I became a counselor because I believe that everyone deserves to be understood, heard, and supported while working towards becoming their best selves. I have worked in military and civilian settings as both a therapist and first responder for mental health crisis. I attended Regis University, where I earned a master's degree in mental health counseling.
I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0013002
WA LPC LH61341698
Layla has been amazing over through the entire timespan of our sessions together. Even though the discussions and homework can be rather uncomfortable (which is the point of therapy, after all), she approached everything with what feels like a great sense of compassion and understanding.
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Layla for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Layla is a good fit for me. I am grateful I found her.
Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Layla for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Layla is awesome. She is a wonderful counselor that is full of knowledge.
Written on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Layla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes