Makayla  Allen

Makayla Allen

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated July 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Makayla Allen is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working in Orange County. She completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Chapman University in 2022. Makayla is working under the supervision of the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Julie Wells of Julie Wells Therapy (LMFT #79760).

Makayla works with children, teens, adults (18-65+), romantic partners, and families. She utilizes trauma- and attachment-focused perspectives while working from an anti-racist framework. Makayla's goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to freely explore themselves. Her areas of specialization include behavioral & relational issues, navigating LGBTQ+ identity, managing symptoms of depression and anxiety, PTSD (trauma), and attachment issues.

Makayla is available for remote sessions and some in-person clients (for clients based in CA). Makayla holds in-person sessions in Irvine, CA, and is available for in-person depending on demand. Makayla is available for remote sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 pm-6:30 pm and on Wednesday from 8 am-6:30 pm. Additionally, Makayla is available for remote sessions on Saturdays from 8 am-3 pm.


Message to clients

The relationship you form with your therapist is one of the most important to successful therapy. I offer adults, children, teens, families, and couples a caring and supportive environment to explore life’s challenging obstacles. I recognize the strength and courage it can take to seek therapy, and believe in helping you find that strength to combat that pain. I seek to join in the healing process, working collaboratively with my clients who may feel isolated or alone. My approach is warm, honest, and empathic to create a comforting and encouraging environment, for my clients to feel empowered to transform their lives.

I identify as an anti-racist, anti-sexist, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist. My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to freely explore themselves. My areas of specialization include behavioral & relational issues, navigating LGBTQ+ identity, managing symptoms of depression and anxiety, PTSD (trauma), and attachment issues.

My approach is rooted in emotion-focused therapy (EFT), which holds emotions as important when discovering oneself. I believe focusing on emotional reactions in therapy can evoke curiosity, compassion, and care. I would love to connect with you. I will be in contact to set up a consultation to see if I might be able to help you meet your needs in therapy.


Specialties

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

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Makayla Allen 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: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $150
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $180 (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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • As needed

Location(s)

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 8am-6:30pm
  • Tue 8am-6:30pm
  • Wed 8am-6:30pm
  • Thu 8am-6:30pm
  • Fri 8am-6:30pm
  • Sat 8am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Fullerton School District, Mental Health Associate , 2022 - Present
Julie Wells Therapy, Associate Therapist, 2023 - Present
Francis Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy, MFT Trainee, 2021 - 2022

Chapman Univeristy, Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2022
California State University of Fullerton, Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, 2019


Licensure

California: 135011


Languages

English