Meet Kayla:

Kayla practices from a strengths-based perspective which focuses on the empowerment, self-efficacy, and self-determination of each individual. She believes that everyone has the innate ability to adapt and overcome the challenges that life brings, but sometimes they may need a little help along the way. Kayla recognizes that making the decision to begin therapy can often be daunting, so she strives to provide a warm and welcoming environment to each of her clients.

Kayla has experience working in a psychiatric hospital setting, as well as an outpatient community mental health clinic. She has worked with clients experiencing a wide variety of mental health concerns. Kayla especially enjoys working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, specific phobias and disordered eating.

Kayla works with teens, young adults, adults and couples. She takes an eclectic approach to treatment utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives based on the client’s individual need. She utilizes principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy during treatment. Kayla is continuously striving to hone her skills and regularly engages in trainings relevant to the clients that the serves.

Military Service

Kayla served in the United States Air Force for 4 years and enjoys working with other veterans and active-duty service members as she understands the struggles that come uniquely with being both a servicemember and family member in the United States Armed Forces

Education

Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2020
Bachelor Degree in Human Services from Southern Wesleyan University 2015

Licensure

LMSW SC since 2020

Trainings

Trauma Treatment, University of Tennessee
Motivational Interviewing
Behavioral Activation
TF-CBT, MUSC
CPT, Department of Veteran Affairs
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)