Hi, I'm Kayla!

(she/her)

I'm a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and registered, trauma-informed yoga teacher (RYT-200). I am passionate about using mindfulness and behavioral therapies to help my clients find more connection, self-acceptance and ease in their lives. 

 

I am a sex-positive, kink-friendly therapist with professional experience working with 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.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. I served at the National Alliance for Mental Illness Chicago and Amita Behavioral Health Addiction Services where I provided in-person and telehealth therapy, trauma-informed yoga, art therapy, and meditation services to clients with substance use disorders and co-occurring depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder or personality disorders.

 

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in corporate instructional design and program management/facilitation for social justice education non-profits in Chicago.

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 Liberal Arts & BS Communications - 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