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Hi, I'm Kayla!


I'm a sex-positive, kink-friendly therapist experienced in working with neurodiverse, queer, poly and non-monogamous relationships. I'm also a Health At Every Size practitioner who supports disability justice. I believe all bodies are good bodies and they can provide useful insights into our emotional healing. 

As a neurodivergent person and a member of the queer community, I’m proud to be a resource to other individuals and couples seeking a therapist who share these identities. In my work, I aim to show up as my authentic, imperfect self and I welcome you to do the same.

My past professional experiences include content writing and non-profit administration, as well as an educator for youth development and social justice non-profits.


I have worked as mental health educator for NAMI Chicago and as a therapist and yoga instructor in substance use treatment in Chicago. When approaching issues of substance use or other challenging behaviors, I take a harm reduction approach.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I'm a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), certified meditation teacher (CMT-100) and registered, trauma-informed yoga teacher (RYT-200). 

If you think we may be a good fit, please reach out for a free consultation. I look forward to meeting you!

My Training & Certifications

  • Master's of Social Work, Clinical Mental Health focus - Loyola University Chicago

  • BA American Studies & BS Radio-TV-Film - University of Texas at Austin

  • Narrative Therapy & Community Work Training with Dulwich Centre

  • Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Phase 1 Certification

  • Mindful Self-Compassion 12-Hour Core Skills Training with Dr. Kristin Neff

  • 2-Day Hakomi Method Introductory Training with Dr. Halko Weiss 

  • Certificate of Advanced Brief Interventions for Substance Abuse among Multiple Communities

  • HRSA Opioid Workforce Expansion Training Program (OWETP) Graduate

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 Hours (RYT-200)  Yoga Alliance

  • 20-Hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Training with Jenn Turner RYT, LMHC, TCTSY-F

  • Certified Meditation Teacher, 100 Hours (CMT-100) Meditation Alliance International

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