Native to Dallas, Texas, Kayla earned her degrees in north Texas. She first received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas.
Kayla specializes in counseling adults struggling with addiction, trauma, and grief. Kayla understands that although many people decide to go to counseling for their addiction, it is the underlying issues of trauma, complex emotions, relationships, and loss that often lead to the addiction. Therefore, she understands the addiction is not your fault and she loves helping individuals let go of the shame and guilt that might be associated with their past. Kayla has helped clients who have experienced emotional, physical, sexual, and verbal abuse in current and childhood relationships. She has also worked with multicultural trauma, medical trauma, and secondhand trauma. She is passionate about helping people overcome their painful past and create a healthier, happier future.
Kayla is experienced in helping clients find and utilize their existing strengths, so that positive changes can continue to happen. Kayla’s clients have said that counseling with Kayla is comfortable, encouraging, and insightful. She uses a variety of approaches to ensure that each session is tailored to the needs of the individual she is counseling.
When she’s not working, Kayla enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, learning, and spending time with her family, friends, and her poodle, Gus Walter.