Kayla Walker, LMFT
I am passionate about helping individuals and families struggling with distressing life events, trauma, stress/burnout, eating disorders, relationship problems, life stage transitions, and loss. Trained as a family therapist, I approach each struggle or issue with consideration of your relationships and family system. As an EMDR therapist, I see connections between current problems and past experiences, and can work with you to decrease the emotional intensity of the past. As a Christian, I understand how faith can greatly impact the healing process, and I enjoy integrating faith with evidence-based clinical approaches when asked to do so.
I know that one of the hardest yet most rewarding things we can do in life is to reach out for support. In this life, everyone experiences times of brokenness—times of struggling with shame, doubt, past hurts, stress/burnout, relationship or family strain, or loss. But these struggles do not have to define who we are.
Therapy can be a powerful way to explore the patterns of thinking and relating that keep you stuck in these struggles as well as ways to move forward in health and hope. I believe therapy should be a space where you can safely talk about your thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism, and I consider it a privilege to come alongside you as you work towards healing, to be curious about your past and present circumstances, and to empower you to make the changes you want to make.
Kayla Specializes in:
- trauma / distressing life events
- life stage transitions
- stress / burnout
- eating disorders
- relationship issues
- grief / loss
Education and Affiliations:
MA, Marital and Family Therapy — University of San Diego
BA, History and Studio Art — Vanderbilt University
EMDR Basic Trained (levels I and II, with consultation)
Certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator
Over 500 hours of training towards certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist
Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #93811