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Kayla Lopes, Graduate Intern

Hybrid Therapist

Kayla is a graduate level counseling intern from Seton Hall University.  Kayla has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and has been working in the field for over two years now as she pursues her Masters degree in Professional Counseling. Kayla has experience working with school aged children and younger adults. She has worked in school systems; running groups and working individually with children and adolescents.  More recently, Kayla has been working with adults managing the stresses of social and professional transitions.  Kayla’s personality can be described as welcoming and grounding.  She has great perspective and ability to empower clients to examine and value their true self. 

I am very client based and will always do what is in the client’s best interest. In the past, my approaches have been Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however I will always use treatment modalities that benefit the client’s specific needs.

Kayla has a very adaptive approach to therapy.  She knows that there is no ‘one size fits all’ in managing one’s mental health.  She is thorough in gathering historical information, assessing its impacts on the present, and developing a plan to create positive change to bring your best self into the future.  Kayla’s specialties are in working with self-esteem and confidence; especially in relation to body image, managing stress and anxiety, family conflict, and relationship issues.   In addition, Kayla works well with neurodivergence, behavioral issues, PTSD and Trauma, and sports performance. As an intern, Kayla is supervised by our clinical owner Angela Valeski.  While she is competent in this field,  she will always have clinical support offering you the expertise of two professionals.  

I want each of my clients to leave our sessions feeling a sense of hope and noticing the progress being made. It is important that my clients know that our sessions are safe and sessions together are a  judgment-free zone.” 

While Kayla does not take insurance, she offers reduced rates of $25 per session. Contact us today to schedule with Kayla, or learn more about the best fit for your needs.