Kyla is a PhD candidate in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where her research investigates how self-compassion influences the way we experience and respond to emotions. She has experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds facing a range of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and trauma. Kyla’s approach to therapy is collaborative, working together to develop a trusting, non-judgmental relationship in which you can express yourself fully. Kyla works with Dr. Julien Lacaille, and is supervised in approaches that focus on processing emotions, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).

Kyla has practiced in both tertiary care and private practice, with training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness and compassion-based therapies. Kyla’s approach is informed by an intersectional social justice lens, and she seeks to understand each individual within their unique social context—including the networks of relationships, experiences, and social forces that shape their lives.

Working with Kyla, you can expect to find support and guidance to help you connect more fully with yourself, and develop skills and resources to build resilience and create lasting change. Kyla offers psychotherapy in English.