Kayla holds a bachelor of science in psychology, from the University of Toronto. Currently, she is completing her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is doing her practicum under the supervision of Patricia A. Weinberg.
Kayla has over six years of experience within social services, supporting children, youth and adults. She has worked in school settings, within community mental health, and has volunteered for a distress helpline. These experiences guide her therapeutic work, in which is grounded in compassion and collaboration.
Kayla applies a client-centered, strengths-based approach with her clients. She aims to create a safe space to understand the individual needs of each client in order to guide steps towards healing and wholeness. She seeks to uncover client’s inner strengths to empower clients to move towards their desired outcomes. Kayla believes that therapy can be a space to foster deeper understanding, change and growth.
Kayla uses an integrative approach, drawing from multiple modalities, including Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, mindfulness-based work, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She is committed to practicing from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework. Kayla has a passion for working with children, youth and young adults, in which she truly enjoys supporting these populations towards wellness.