Native to Dallas, Texas, Kayla earned her degrees in north Texas. She first received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Learning Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas at Dallas in 2019. Kayla specializes in counseling adults struggling with addiction, trauma, and grief.
Kayla’s experience includes work with individuals, groups, adults, children, and teens. Kayla has also counseled clients from all over the world, including Asian, European, and African countries. Her favorite part of working with such a diverse population is allowing her clients to teach her about their culture and using that information to incorporate it into counseling.
Kayla’s clients have said that counseling with Kayla is comfortable, encouraging, and insightful. Kayla uses a variety of approaches to ensure that each session is tailored to the needs of the individual she is counseling. She enjoys helping both the individual battling addiction and those who are affected by addiction secondhand. She believes that often time friends and family members are so focused on helping the individual who has the addiction, they forget how to help themselves. She believes counseling those affected second hand is a critical part of recovery for everyone. In addition to addiction counseling, Kayla has experience counseling clients who have experienced trauma. Kayla has helped clients who have experienced emotional, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse in current and childhood relationships.
When she’s not working, Kayla enjoys traveling. Some of her favorite places include Hot Springs, AR, (where she and her sister travel to for an annual sister trip each spring), Colorado, (where she has enjoyed climbing mountains with her fiancé), and Alaska (where she moved to for one summer just to have an Alaskan adventure). She also enjoys her poodle- Gus Walter, naps, popcorn, Half Price Books, camping, photography, and her family and friends.
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