Master’s Level Practicum Student supervised by Dr. Megan Pickens
Kala is a student at Lamar University completing her Master’s of Education in Counseling and Development-Marriage and Family Therapy. Her goal is to help her clients become better versions of themselves using a solution-focused brief therapy approach to help guide them through their life experiences and grow from those experiences. Using compassion, active listening, and empathy, Kala is thrilled to dive into the counseling world with a diverse population and help change lives under the supervision of Dr. Megan Pickens. Kala is interested in working with couples and families and has a background in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a registered behavior technician and is comfortable working with children/adolescents. Social and emotional difficulties such as stress, anxiety, and depression are also areas of interest for Kala. She lives in Mansfield, TX, and spends her free time kickboxing or with family and friends. She also enjoys watching football and basketball and loves to travel.
Empowering Clients with Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Kala is more than just a student; she’s a passionate advocate for personal growth. She employs a solution-focused brief therapy approach that is designed to help clients navigate life’s challenges and emerge stronger. Her goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles and achieve personal transformation.
The Cornerstones of Kala’s Practice
At the heart of Kala’s counseling approach are three key pillars: compassion, active listening, and empathy. With these qualities, Kala creates a supportive and nurturing environment for her clients. She understands that every individual is unique, and her ability to truly listen and empathize ensures that you receive personalized, effective guidance.
Diverse Populations Welcome
Kala is excited to embrace the diversity of the counseling world. Whether you’re an individual, a couple, or a family seeking assistance, Kala is here to help. Her work under the supervision of Dr. Megan Pickens ensures that you receive top-notch counseling services.
Specialized Expertise with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kala’s background as a registered behavior technician, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), equips her with valuable insights and skills for helping children and adolescents.
Support for Social and Emotional Well-being
In a world filled with stress, anxiety, and depression, Kala offers a ray of hope. Her expertise extends to helping individuals facing social and emotional difficulties. With Kala’s guidance, you can conquer these challenges and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal growth and transformation? Contact Kala today and take the first step toward becoming the best version of yourself. Your brighter future is just a counseling session away.
Stress is the body’s natural response to challenging situations or demands, often leading to physical and emotional tension. Managing stress is crucial for overall well-being. Techniques such as relaxation, time management, and mindfulness can help reduce stress levels and promote a healthier, more balanced life.
Anxiety encompass a range of mental health challenges characterized by excessive worry, fear, or unease. These feelings can be overwhelming and interfere with daily life. Seeking professional help, therapy, or self-help strategies are common approaches to managing and coping with anxiety.
Depression is a prevalent mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in activities. It affects millions of individuals worldwide, impacting their emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. It varies in severity and is best addressed through early diagnosis and intervention, which can improve the quality of life for individuals on the spectrum.
Our therapist embodies compassion, providing a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can express themselves freely. They genuinely care about your well-being and are dedicated to helping you navigate life’s challenges. With a compassionate heart, they strive to understand your unique experiences and emotions, fostering a deep sense of trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship.
Active listening is a core element of our therapist’s approach. They are committed to giving you their full attention, and engaging in a thoughtful and empathetic way. By actively listening to your concerns, thoughts, and feelings, they gain a comprehensive understanding of your needs and tailor their support accordingly. Through this process, they empower you to explore your thoughts and emotions, leading to personal growth and self-discovery.
Empathy is a driving force behind our therapist’s practice. They not only understand your perspective but also feel it deeply. This empathetic connection allows them to provide guidance that is attuned to your unique experiences, promoting a sense of validation and validation. Through their empathetic approach, you can expect a therapeutic journey that is not only supportive but also profoundly transformative.
By incorporating these therapist approaches, Kala is committed to assisting you in your journey toward personal growth, healing, and self-discovery. Your well-being is her top priority, and she is here to help you navigate life’s challenges with empathy and care.
To learn more about my approach, please take a moment to watch my video bio. It’s a great way to get a personal introduction to my work and learn how I can help you achieve your goals.
Schedule with Me
If you’re ready to take the first step towards wellness and have completed your free 10-minute consultation, I invite you to schedule your first or follow-up appointment with me today.
Schedule your consultation today to learn more and start your journey to a happier, healthier you.
Client Populations Served
- Tweens (ages 11 – 12)
- Teens (ages 13 – 17)
- Young Adults (ages 18 – 30)
- Adults (ages 31 – 64)
Master's Level Professional Private Pay
- $75 for intake/first-time session and follow-up sessions
- $120 for parent consultations (required for all clients 17 and younger)
Insurance and EAP Accepted
A route to psychological freedom is to let go of limit-defying fantasy of “getting it all done” and to focus on the few things that matter. – Oliver Burkeman