Hi! I'm Kayla, a licensed clinical psychologist passionate about adolescent and young adult mental health!
Clinical Psychologist in Huntington, NY
I am LGBTQ affirming and enjoy working with this population. LGBTQ issues may be the focus of the therapy or just an aspect of the person's identity and life. Either way, I prioritize my clients feeling safe, welcome and supported in therapy.
I have a lot of experience working with a diverse population and am dedicated to my ongoing learning to address issues of cultural and systemic oppression.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and have extensive experience working with this age group and the many challenges that often arise during this transitional time of life.
I am trained in the DBT model and integrate concepts and skills into therapy. I do not provide comprehensive DBT (which would include individual DBT and DBT skills group).
I like to integrate multiple therapeutic approaches when appropriate (mindfulness approaches, psychodynamic, behavioral, family systems, yoga, art, play, etc).
I love the ACT framework and use it as a base structure to all of my work. Life inevitably presents challenges that individuals must be acknowledged and accepted in order to move toward change and reaching individual goals.