Zaya Kuykendall

Therapist Zaya Kuykendall Photo

About Me

Do you ever feel like you just need to reset, to get a tune-up so to speak? You are not alone, if you have. Life happens fast! At times it can be hard and we, as mere humans, have to fight to find balance. That balance, reset button, tune-up is within you and as my client I will assist you in finding it. I will take the time to help you reconnect with yourself, regulate your emotions and assess your goals/priorities. Through a collaborative approach, we will share our thoughts, ideas and then decide how to move forward. I encourage openness, honesty - a sense of stability that will help facilitate dialogue and growth.
I have an eclectic therapeutic approach with heavy influences of Gestalt, motivational interviewing and Solution Focus therapy. I provide support and feedback - in order to assist clients in addressing obstacles that they may encounter in their lives. I focus on building personal strengths, obtaining ‘closure’ with unfinished business (road blocks) and identifying feelings/emotions. Sessions will work towards a journey of self-awareness.
I have been working in the helping field for more than fifteen years, and as a practicing psychotherapist for ten. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology (2000) and graduated with my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2004. I have developed a knowledge base and specialization in the areas of domestic violence, child development/parenting, familial discord, women’s issues, and substance abuse throughout the years. I provide therapy with children and adults in individual, group, family, couples and e-therapy platforms.
The journey of life is filled with bumps, turns, twist, manholes, road blocks & ditches; whatever the obstacles we face, we MUST stay on the road. We can not give up on self. Only on your personal road, on your journey will you find your inner calm and tranquility...let's make happiness a part of your journey.
It is my belief that therapy is mental wound treatment. Just as you would not let a burn on your arm fester with no treatment, you should not let faulty cognitions (stinking thinking), past trauma and other life experiences fester. These mental wounds need care; identification, treatment, plan of care and the ability to heal.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #005925 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LPC #0701007572 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Other #NJDCATEMP-022563 (Expires: 2022-05-27)

LPCC #10369 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Zaya Kuykendall. 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.

Written by A.N. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Zaya for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Zaya, she is been a tremendous help and made a big difference in my life.

Written by G.E. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Zaya for 7 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and adhd

My Counselor is literally the best therapist that I have ever had in my life and I’ve been going to therapy since I was about 13. I feel so heard and understood and a person cannot understand you if they are not hearing what you are saying . She is phenomenal, I could not recommend her more.

Written by T.A. on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Zaya for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Wonderful counselor!!
She’s help make such an impact in my life