Kayla Theberge, LPC

Therapist in St. Louis

Located at 13975 Manchester Rd., Ste. 3, Ballwin, MO 63011

 

Meet Kayla:

Hi there! My name is Kayla and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC). I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field, with 9 of those years working at an adolescent outpatient drug treatment program. I've also interned and volunteered at a women’s  treatment center, in community outreach, and within school settings to address a variety of concerns, such as depression, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, and gender identity. I especially enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I am a cat mom, bookworm, and cardigan thrifter. 

Engaging in counseling can feel intimidating, especially if you are unsure of what to expect or have had negative counseling experiences in the past. I believe in being open and transparent. I recognize that trust is built over time and is something I work to earn with each individual I meet. I promote an atmosphere of warmth and support that is person-centered and gender-affirming. Using a strengths-based approach, I incorporate motivational interviewing, narrative techniques, and other creative outlets to work on goals meaningful to you and to assist you in your journey of personal growth, wherever you are starting from. 

If it sounds like we might be a good fit, I encourage you to call or email! I look forward to working with you!

 

Specialties:

  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Substance Use
  • Harm Reduction
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Harm

 

Modalities:

  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Strength-Based

 

Education:

  • Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Missouri – Saint Louis (2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, Webster University (2015)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing, Webster University (2015)

 

Work/Internship Experience:

  • Preferred Family Healthcare, adolescent outpatient drug treatment
  • ALEX (Alternative Learning Experiences) Recovery School, therapeutic alternative school program
  • Queen of Peace Center, women’s residential and outpatient drug treatment
  • Counseling and Social Advocacy Center at UMSL, student and community counseling
  • Prevent+Ed, drug education and prevention program, community outreach