She/Her/HersMasters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, LPC-S Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT
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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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