Kayla Berninghaus (she/her)

Accepting Clients

"By definition, anxiety and hope are both determined by a moment that has yet to arrive." -Candy Chang

Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
Supervised by Junia (Nia) Baker, CPCS, LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

As humans, we aren’t meant to go it alone. During these trying times (to say the least), you may be looking for some extra support from a trained mental health professional. Perhaps you’re in search of a safe space for personal growth and self-exploration. Or maybe after trying different types of therapy that haven’t quite clicked, you’re ready to communicate your needs, frustration, hopes, and fears in a visual way. If any of these resonate with you, let’s talk more about how I can support you.

My Background and Approach

I love working with individuals who feel that their high-achieving, perfectionistic, and overcontrolled patterns aren’t working for them anymore. In my own experiences of anxiety, rigidity, and perfectionism, I re-discovered the healing process of making. I believe our right brain and bodies can be a powerful source of wisdom in a society where dualism, logic, and order reign. My approach is also informed by Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). RO-DBT uses self-enquiry, play, and flexible mind skills to help individuals experience social safety and decrease excessive self-control. No artistic skill is required to participate in art therapy. The process of making is often just as important as the final product. Sessions may incorporate a combination of talking and creating to express thoughts, feelings, and actions. While I believe everyone can benefit from art therapy and the creative process, I work with individuals to tailor sessions to support their healing journey.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I care deeply about respecting the value of human experience and emphasizing strengths over pathology. As a therapist, my goal is to bring gentleness, validation, and empowerment to the therapeutic relationship. Rather than being an expert, I believe in journeying alongside you as a fellow human. Whether it’s natural elements, recycled materials, or conventional art media, I believe in the benefit of creating. Each individual’s inner creative power is an important resource in navigating life's uncertainties and challenges.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $75 - 135/session


404-445-6070 Email Kayla
659 Auburn Ave
Suite 282
Atlanta, GA 30312

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