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ABOUT

Kyla is dedicated to helping people experience themselves in new ways, from head to soul. Whether she is behind the chair or in front of you, Kyla is committed to creating a space for people to heal and feel empowered. As a hairstylist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, she learned the importance of providing space for clients to feel comfortable, free to be themselves, and empowered. 

Kyla is a graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University where she earned her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is the recipient of the 2022 National Board for Certified Counselors Mental Health Counseling Master's Fellowship and is a member of various academic and community organizations. Kyla is passionate about working with young people who are transitioning into adulthood and single parents who are striving to create the best possible life for their children. She hopes that through her contributions to the mental health field, she will help to change the dialogue about mental health and wellness in underrepresented and underserved communities.

With a wealth of knowledge, yet forever a student, Kyla strives to continue to learn more to ensure she is providing the best care and resources for her clients. Her passion for helping people to be their best selves can be seen and felt the moment you sit in her chair; you are definitely guaranteed an experience like no other.

 EXPERIENCE

Counseling

One Sensible Solution  |   Associate Therapist   |   2023 - present  

Courageous Healing, Inc.  |   Associate Therapist   |   2023 - present  

Family & Community Partners, LLC  |  Intern Therapist  |   2023

Indiana Wesleyan University | Intern Therapist | 2022 - 2023

Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program  |   Program Assistant   |   2016 - 2017

U.S. Dream Academy | Program Assistant  |  2013 - 2014 

Events

Transforming Your Inner Critic | Free Will Baptist Church | 2022

Transforming Your Inner Critic | Pink-4 Ever Breast Health Summit | 2022

Release & Reclaim | Tiny Tapas Yoga Studio | 2022

 

Girls Who Brunch Tour  |   Speaking Engagement   |   2019-21

Paul Mitchell The School  |  Speaking Engagement  |   2019 

education

Indiana Wesleyan University | Master of Arts | Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

MEDIA APPEARANCES
Board memberships, Professional associations and affiliations

 

National Certified Counselor | Member | 2023 -present

Indianapolis Urban League - The Exchange | Member | 2023 -present

Black Mental Health Alliance | Member | 2023 - present

National Board for Certified Counselors | 2022 M-CMHC Fellow 

American Mental Health Counselors Association | Member | 2022 - present

Indiana Counseling Association | Member | 2021 - present

The Oaks Academy CEO Advisory Council | Member | 2019 - 2021

Training & Workshops

 

PESI | Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

NBCC | Motivational Interviewing

Black Mental Health Symposium

NBCC   |  Bridging the Gap Symposium

Indiana Wesleyan University  |  QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Published work
Volunteer

Indianapolis Urban League | 2023-24

The Oaks Academy Family Tree Organization | 2016 - 2021

Cutz 4 Kids | 2012 - 2014

Girls Inc. | 2010

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