As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been given the opportunity to work in various interdisciplinary team roles to develop and grow my skill set when providing therapy services. Therapy modalities I typically administer include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Conflict-Resolution, and Play Therapy. I find it important to always guide clients using a strengths-based approach in order to highlight their skills as the center of the helping process. Most importantly, I find value in building positive and trusting therapeutic relationships with my clients to promote a worthwhile and comfortable therapy experience. My goal is to help you feel seen, heard, and validated through the challenging times and the good times!
After attending Towson University and earning a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services I decided to begin my journey as a social worker by obtaining my Master’s in Social Work degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Upon graduation in May 2019, I began working as an outpatient mental health therapist through The Children’s Guild in Anne Arundel County. During this time, I focused on providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families in the Annapolis community. I have experience treating clients with Anxiety, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Depression, and Adjustment Disorder. I am extremely passionate about my work and enjoy the process of guiding and supporting clients as they build the skills to fulfill their potential.
Life Outside the Office
I live in Annapolis, Maryland and enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family on the weekends. My favorite time of year is the Fall because I enjoy football, bonfires and comfy sweaters. Also, I love going to the movies!
Kayla practices in the Annapolis and Severna Park locations and also provides telehealth services. She participates with the following insurances: Tricare and will soon participate with: USFH and JH EHP.