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Kayla Whaley, LCSW

Kayla Whaley, LCSW

she/they

Licensed in CA #95314
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net/MHN, Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
I hope to support your growth as you develop self-compassion and self-awareness.

My Therapy Style

My approach to each session is to provide a safe space that invites clients to feel at ease in the present. While in this calming space, they can explore, challenge, and heal core wounds and behaviors. Things will continue to change as they heal various forms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and physical unrest. I hope to support your growth as you develop self-compassion and self-awareness, understanding how experiences can affect your overall well-being. By doing so you can begin to allow yourself a space for healing your thoughts, your body, and your relationship with the world around you. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.

Education & Training

MA - Social Work, San Diego State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I saw a lack of representation in the mental health profession and saw this as something that needed to shift and wanting to be a part of that shift.

What are your interests outside of work?

Music including playing guitar, and bass guitar, hiking, and powerlifting.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Going for walks and listening to podcasts.

How do you recharge?

Reading and watching movies with family.