Kayla approaches healing holistically, meaning each individual is a whole Mind, Body, and Spirit, versus mainstream views which focus on symptoms and diagnoses, and mind or body as “what needs to be fixed.”
Kayla believes in the value of exploring with curiosity and compassion into the underlying sources of one’s current emotional, physical pain, challenges and suffering. With skill and compassion in a safe nurturing environment, she gently guides and encourages each individual with self-inquiry, growth, transformation and healing.
Here is a brief look into how she work with clients, highlighting helpful tools:
Our thoughts affect how we feel, thus learning to identify how we perceive situations and what triggers our automatic thoughts, makes the difference on whether we create more or less suffering in our lives.
With CBT or Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Schema Therapy, we can learn to work with those thoughts and explore its early roots. Unresolved trauma may often be at the root of many chronic illnesses and long-standing anxiety and depression.
Our earliest relationships with our caregivers created brain patterns or Attachment Styles, that affect how we perceive and behave in all of our relationships.
In a safe setting, triggers are identified and new coping skills are learned. With the supportive relationship of a therapist, new neural connections are created with Neuroplasticity.
Art therapy accesses parts of the brain not reached by talk therapy alone, providing a safe way to express feelings non-verbally while connecting to unconscious parts that help us feel more whole. Furthermore, the act of creative expression is healing in itself, increasing self-esteem, reducing stress, and increasing insight, ultimately leading to a freer and more authentic Self.
Kayla has over 16 years of experience working with:
- Trauma and PTSD,
- Chronic Illness/ Medical issues/ Hospitalization,
- Major Life Transitions- (School Issues, Going Away to College, Midlife, Job Loss, Divorce, Disability)
- Children & Parenting Issues,
- Relationship Issues,
- Family and Couples Therapy,
- Emotional Regulation,
- Grief & Loss/ Bereavement,
- TBI (Traumatic/ Non-Traumatic), Brain Injuries/ Strokes,
- Hospice & End-of-Life/ Palliative Care
- Thought Disorders,
- HSP- Highly Sensitive People
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Are you ready to empower yourself and feel better? Contact me now for a free 20 minute phone consultation where you may ask questions and discover how I may benefit you and your loved ones. Call me at (323) 920-9278 or 9ART.
“Perhaps everything terrible, is in its deepest being, something that needs our love.” — Rainer Maria Rilke