A Little About Me
I opened my practice in February 2016, shortly after I moved back to Lubbock from a 5 year stint in Houston, spent getting going in my career. I came to Lubbock originally in 2005 to attend Texas Tech, and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Community, Family & Addiction Sciences, and then in 2010 with a Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy. And even though I left for a bit, there’s something about the love that’s here, the Red Raider pride, and the sunsets that drew me back.
In my 10 years of practice as a clinician, I’ve found that my experience and my passion is in working with teenagers and young adults. I believe this time in life is not only crucial, but also has the potential to be one of the most exciting and encouraging season's for someone. It can be confusing and hard, and at times painful to the point where it seems there will be no end. It’s also about having fun, being challenged and finding adventure! It's the time when we learn boundaries, create our own opinions, and really start to put into place the foundation of what is to come. Everyone speaking into a young person's life matters - parents, friends, teachers, coaches, counselors, mentors, etc. and my hope is that we are teaching natural consequences and speaking life. Peer pressure is also strong at this stage in life, and media, entertainment and societal norms hold a powerful position.
Along with therapy, I provide supervision to local aspiring clinicians. I am licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist and Chemical Dependency Counselor, so my areas of expertise are in systems theory, family dynamics, adolescent development, addiction recovery, trauma-informed care, and the business of private practice. It is truly an honor to come alongside new clinicians in their journey.
I am also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. My knowledge and background, both practicing and teaching, opens up the opportunity for me to empower clients in their therapeutic process utilizing yoga.
In whatever form it may take, my role in the therapy room is to guide, to support, and to hold space. Every day, I’m inspired and challenged by those who choose to invite me in to their journey.
Can’t wait to connect with you! -Kayli