Kelly Marie Ayala
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Kelly Marie Ayala

She/Her/Hers

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, LPC-S Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT
Texas Accepting Online
Farmers Branch Accepting In-person
Updated August 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Identity development
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Kelly Ayala is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Dallas, TX. Kelly works with individuals who want to heal, whether that’s from past experiences or current situations. Many of Kelly’s clients are searching for a greater sense of authenticity in their daily lives or ways to find the motivation to make changes. Kelly provides a calm, peaceful atmosphere where all feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and processing through their relationship with themselves.

Certified in Applied Neuroscience, Kelly brings together elements of cognitive science, brain chemistry, mindfulness, and the importance of the mind-body connection. In session, clients may practice relaxation techniques or talk about their childhood as ways to feel a greater sense of connection to their core. By placing awareness on what’s on the mind and what’s in the body, clients develop the mindset needed to tackle their mental health goals

Kelly earned her Master’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University. As a compassionate, involved therapist, Kelly values bringing her own authenticity into the sessions and hopes to empower her clients to be completely themselves not just in session - but also in their everyday lives.


Message to clients

My clients usually find their way to me because they want a modern approach to therapy and are cool with playing around with spiritual tools and getting off the therapy couch every now and again. Most of my clients are searching for peace and the resources to weather stress and life adjustments. I know you have a vibrant life to live and together we can make that happen.

Even after 12 years, I still approach each client with the same excitement of seeing my very first. I have deep empathy and investment to learn about your personal story. I conceptualize client problems not by diagnosis but by harnessing the dynamic interplay between environment, attachment and neuroscience. In a nutshell, together we explore the whole you. As an affirming therapist, I'm not here to tell you how to live but rather support you in the discovery of how you want to live best.

I am mystified and excited by the journey of figuring ourselves out and inspired by our resiliency to overcome. Therapy is a process with a beginning, middle and end and I work best with those who are curious about breaking through their self limiting patterns and leading lives with a growth mindset.

If this message gets you excited about the possibilities in your life, let's get to work.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Kelly Ayala is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Farmers Branch practice
4099 McEwen Road, 780, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8am-11am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

The Branch Counseling PLLC, Founder, 2016 - Present
Southern Methodist University, Adjunct Instructor, 2017 - Present
CCA North Texas, Therapist, 2011 - 2015
Sundance Behavioral Hospital, Program Therapist, 2009 - 2011

Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200, 2019
International Association of Applied Neuroscience, Certified Member, 2018
Texas Wesleyan University, M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, 2009


Licensure

Texas: 66255


Languages

English