Hi! I'm Kayla. I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Louisville, KY
It's normal to feel shaken up scared when we experience a traumatic event. However, when these feelings persist, more complicated concerns may be present, such as PTSD. Using evidenced based treatment models, like EMDR or TF-CBT, I'll help you to reduce the emotional charge that the traumatic memory holds. You'll learn new skills and techniques to manage your feelings, and have the opportunity to reprocess your story in a healthier way.
Anxiety occurs when an individual finds themselves worrying excessively about everyday things. People with anxiety often experience fatigue, body tension, an inability to control their thoughts and worries, irritability, and a feeling that something bad is going to happen. I utilize a treatment model called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to learn new skills to respond to those worrying thoughts, as well as those very real physical sensations that come along with anxiety.
Depression is pervasive, and can affect many different parts of our lives. Often, people with depression report feeling tired, irritable, persistently sad or apathetic, or having a feeling of general discontent with their life. This may impact their work, school, or personal relationships. I've helped people overcome the effects of depression throughout my career using the treatment model Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Together, we'll find ways to develop tools to manage your depression.
I have utilized CBT throughout my career, and have found it to be the most beneficial approach to help my clients with a variety of presenting concerns. I am deeply rooted in CBT as my theoretical orientation.
I have five years' experience providing trauma treatment to both children and adults. I am trained in evidence-based practices to address trauma symptoms and assist individuals and families to overcome the effects of trauma. I utilize TF-CBT and EMDR approaches in my therapy with trauma survivors.