Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate under the supervision of Cynthia Hammonds, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S.
Kayla holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies for education grades 4- 8 generalist from the University of Houston, and a Master of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
Kayla’s career journey began as an educator, then school counselor intern, and transitioned to an associate therapist. She understands life brings challenges, transitions, and unexpected events. Kayla believes each client is the expert in their own unique life. Her goal is to empower clients to make positive life changes while helping develop confidence in their ability to achieve a healthy balance in all aspects of their lives.
Kayla has experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, grief, sexuality/gender-related issues, and self-esteem. She holds a special place in her heart for children and adolescents struggling with day-to-day life challenges; it is her honor to walk with them as they learn to thrive! She works with adults, and couples/families as well.
Kayla utilizes an integrated therapeutic approach that is hands-on, experiential, and expressive to fit the needs of her clients. Some of these include Sandtray, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family System (IFS), Mindfulness training, and Trauma-informed Therapy.
It takes a lot of courage to work through your emotional complexities; as your counselor, she is committed to guiding and supporting you on your path to healing.