Kila R. Carrier
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Kila R. Carrier


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online

I am usually available for sessions Monday - Thursday, as early as 9:00 am and as late as 6:00 pm. Occasionally, I will agree to meet with clients outside of these hours, if scheduling issues arise.

Updated February 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Kila Carrier is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Richmond, CA. She works with young adults dealing with anxiety, couples struggling with uncoupling, divorce, and co-parenting, and people in the LGBTQ+ community. Many of Kila’s clients come to her to alleviate emotional distress related to life stressors. Kila helps her clients resolve emotional turmoil and identify an action plan for moving forward. She is passionate about providing therapy to people who identify as LGBTQ+ because she is also a member of that community.

Kila uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her therapeutic work. CBT is an evidence-based, well-researched treatment for anxiety, depression, and life transitions, among other mental health struggles and diagnoses. Additionally, she uses an integrative approach to counseling couples struggling with communication, intimacy, respect, and understanding. Kila is also solution-focused and uses a strengths-based approach to therapy.

Kila’s style is collaborative. She is solution-oriented, adept at problem-solving, empowering, direct, reflective, and encouraging. She tailors therapy to each of her clients to treat their unique needs since therapy is not a one-size-fits-all practice. Kila strives to be a good human being and practice kindness in all aspects of her life, as seen in her therapeutic work. Her purpose is to treat others with respect and kindness, which is vital to her own happiness and sense of life fulfillment.

She received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has 10+ years of experience as a therapist, including practice in family and child issues, crisis management, and community health. Kila has received training in a number of different modalities but often relies on cognitive behavioral and solution-focused strategies.

Kila is currently offering remote sessions with flexible scheduling only.

Message to clients

When you’re going through difficult life transitions such as ending an important relationship, or divorce, it’s important to find a therapist who will provide a safe space for you to process your trauma. Difficulties such as anxiety and depression can often occur as a result of the challenges involved in these life transitions.

Anxiety, stress, and trauma don’t have to rule your life. I can help you decrease emotional distress related to your symptoms and life situations, particularly if you and a partner or former partner are going through a difficult breakup or divorce.

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. I want to normalize your experience(s) and help you realize that there’s nothing wrong with you. Often people who’ve gone through a traumatic experience deal with anxiety and depression as a result. My goal is for you to find relief from the distressing symptoms and live a life full of hope, happiness, and joy.


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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


Kila Carrier is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $165 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-12pm
  • Sat Not open
  • Sun Not open

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

County of Marin Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Licensed Crisis Specialist, 2016 - 2022
United States Air Force, Social Worker , 2013 - 2015
Waukesha County Health and Human Services, Initial Assessment Social Worker, 2011 - 2013
Wisconsin Army National Guard, Military Police Officer, 2004 - 2012

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MSW, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, BSW, 2010


California: LCSW79748