She/Her/HersMental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Kaela works from a psychodynamic relational perspective, while also incorporating CBT and solution-focused therapy when needed. She believes much of the way we have internalized the world and our beliefs about ourselves stem from early childhood experiences, attachment patterns, as well as social and societal factors. Uncovering the past by understanding what is here and now and discussing cultural considerations, she believes therapy can be a catalyst for change. The relationship between therapist and client can be healing and transformative.
Kaela focuses on the individual needs of each client, highlighting and celebrating their individuality. She hopes to offer culturally-affirming therapy to all her clients while pursuing the values of humility, hospitality, acceptance, and curiosity.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Years of Experience: 3 years
Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Masters, 2023
New York: P122467