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Meet Kayla

Approach to Therapy

Kayla is a warm, collaborative therapist who sees individuals, couples, and families. She comes to the couple and family therapy profession as a second career after working in tech and digital marketing. Her training is grounded in the importance of relational work. As a systemic thinker who believes that we all live in relationship to each other, Kayla works with clients to bring about positive change in one's relationship with the self, as well as with family, friends, romantic partners, coworkers, and the community. Kayla is interested in helping clients voice internalized narratives, break down the stories we tell ourselves about our lives, and create new meanings and possibilities. She integrates Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. She is dedicated to bringing compassion, fresh insights, and tangible skill-building to every session. 

Clinical Interests & Expertise
  • Individuals, Couples, and Families

  • Adolescents, Emerging Adults, and Adults Across the Lifespan 

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Adjustment Issues and Processing Life Transitions

  • Trust and Communication Issues

  • Conflict Resolution Skills 

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Negative Self-Talk and Self-Esteem

  • Stress Management and Self-Care

  • Identity and Self-Acceptance

  • Body Image Issues

  • Women's Health and Perinatal Mental Health

Education & Training
  • BA in History, minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies: Northwestern University

  • MA in Couple and Family Therapy: Adler University

  • Associate  Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed in Illinois

  • Level 1 Trained Gottman Method Couples Therapy 

  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 

Fun Facts About Kayla
  • Avid reader—her library hold list is always maxed out!

  • A CODA (Child of Deaf Adults)

  • Fluent in American Sign Language

  • Lifelong Chicagoland resident

  • Certified yoga instructor

Contact Kayla

630-480-6859
Email: kayla@lakeviewtherapygroup.com

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