Kayla is a provisional psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Kayla has completed her Masters in Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine.

Kayla has a diverse range of experience in mental health and neuropsychology. She has worked in schools performing assessments and providing support to children with learning difficulties. Kayla has also spent time in a private clinic where she has provided one-on-one therapy. In addition, Kayla’s previous practical and research experience allowed her to complete her PhD within IMPACT Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University School of Medicine, where she performed a variety of psychometric assessments and testing.

Kayla has a collaborative, authentic, and compassionate approach and is passionate about working with clients to give them the tools and support needed to reach their goals and live a fulfilling life. Furthermore, Kayla regards the therapeutic relationship as a fundamental aspect of therapy and always strives to create a safe and nurturing environment for her clients.

Kayla has worked with individuals of various age groups; however, she has a particular passion for supporting children and young adults. Kayla enjoys working with a wide variety of concerns and has specific skills in working in anxiety, depression, and learning difficulties. In addition, Kayla has an interest for providing support and assessments for all cognitive abilities (strengths/weaknesses) and learning difficulties, such as Intellectual Disability (ID), Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Kayla uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Play Therapy and draws from other modalities so that she can flexibly work with clients and create an individualised approach that fits each person’s needs.