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.