About & Approach

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi


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Kayla Blanche Tse, MA, LMFT

Kayla approaches healing holistically, meaning each individual is a whole Mind, Body, and Spirit, versus mainstream views which focus on symptoms and diagnoses, and just the 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.

Kayla Tse obtained her Masters degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies, CIIS an intensive 3-year program with extensive experiential and didactic style of learning, focusing on Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, and Expressive Arts Therapy approach.

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“Explosion of Positivity,” –Anonymous, Colored Markers ©2017 Kayla Tse LMFT

Enhancing her education, she completed a 2-year Post-Grad Program in Art Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute, studying Interpersonal Neurobiology with Attachment Theory and Psychoimmunology, or how stress affects the immune system. She graduated with the Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society for Graduate and Professional Students.

In 2008, Kayla became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC# 45834.

Kayla has over 16 years of Art Therapy and Psychotherapy experience in the medical field, hospitals, mental health agencies,  clinics, schools, and university counseling center, such as: The Student Psychological Counseling Center at Chapman University; the VA Palo Alto Healthcare Systems, Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center for TBI- traumatic and non-traumatic brain injured veterans. Hospital settings included: Acute Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, and Partial Hospitalization Programs for adults and seniors, Inpatient Psych units for adults and youth, and at Children’s Hospital. At VITAS Innovative Hospice Care with Palliative and End-of-Life care, she provided end-of-life bedside art therapy and bereavement art therapy groups for patients and their families.

Currently she is the first Contract Art Therapist at CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange County working with the Oncology and Neurology departments, providing transformative and supportive bedside art therapy to children and their families. In her Long Beach Private Practice, Kayla works as a trauma-informed art therapist and psychotherapist with adults, families, couples, and children. 8c84d0f269e311b69c88a7b7fea1bb69

Her practice encompasses an Integrative approach combining Trauma-Informed Art therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology with Attachment theory, Psychodynamic/ Object Relations, Mindfulness, CBT and Schema therapy, Positive Psychology, Transpersonal & Spiritual Psychology, Gestalt, as well as other modalities.

Thank you for your interest, I look forward to speaking with you! Feel free to contact me at 323-920-9278, or by completing the form below.