In the 10 years since I completed my therapy internship, I have fallen in love with the process of making connections while helping clients through the challenges they may be facing. Since therapy can feel like a scary process in the beginning, it has always been my priority to be as warm and accepting as possible. To be most productive, engaging the family unit as a whole is frequently necessary while maintaining focus on the client.
To create a calm environment I utilize a trauma-informed approach that fosters a comfortable therapy space. I have additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. This allows me to approach complex situations from a strengths-based perspective, and yield more successful results.
I work best with children 8 and up, teens, and young adults.
Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois. Kayla received her clinical license (LCSW) and began practicing therapy full-time in 2013. She joined Light Source in Fall, 2020.
Kayla has a background working with all ages. However, most of Kayla’s clinical experience has focused on children and young adults.
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