- Multicultural/Multi-ethnic Exploration
- LGBTQIA+ Community
- Gender Exploration
- Change & Life Transitions
- Body Image
- Mood Disorders
- Relationship and Interpersonal Concerns
Kayla Jones, LCMHC
*KAYLA IS ALL VIRTUAL/TELEHEALTH*
Education & Training:
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.A., Psychology w/ Minor in Deaf Studies & American Sign Language)
- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
- Wake Forest University Counseling Center (Clinical Internship)
My approach to counseling continues to evolve as I experience our world through the lens of, not only a Black queer person, but someone who is grounded in the desire to listen, reshape meaning, explore purpose, and illuminate client stories with the hope of increasing their autonomy and confidence to step into their innate worth and outwardly project their beautifully complex, authentic, and colorful selves.
I seek to provide a brave and encouraging space where you can feel comfortable speaking from your own diverse and multicultural background, aiding in your ability to become more self-aware, self-accepting, and self-motivated. Through
combining elements of both Interpersonal and Developmental Psychotherapy, we will focus on the intersectional components of your development and their influence on your present behaviors in a diligent effort to work towards productive change.
As our therapeutic relationship strengthens, I will tactfully nudge you in the direction of increasing the internal motivation it will take to reach your self-identified and mutually agreed upon therapeutic goals by assessing your level of readiness, identifying barriers, and trialing various techniques and skills that have been shown to produce effective and long-lasting change. My hope is that you will develop the introspection to recognize limiting belief patterns and uncover your power to replace them with more compassionate, internal core beliefs. Though it is impossible to guarantee any specific results regarding your goals or treatment plan, I assure you that I’ll remain determined and attuned to your individual needs so you are able to achieve the best possible outcome.
Too much “therapy jargon?”
So, who am I really? If you ever catch me out around town, I am either bopping to the music in my headphones, reading, at a festival, or talking to a random stranger about their entire life story! As a proud native of Charlotte, NC, I grew up helping out at my family’s restaurant, Sub One Hoagie House [shameless plug hehe], located in Uptown Charlotte. I can remember feeling so cool and infatuated by the idea that I had the opportunity to be so close to the Bank of America Stadium nearly every day of the week; which, until recently, I had still been calling the Panther’s Football Stadium… still sounds cooler to me!
I have a passion for all things music; whether it be attending concerts, making music, or creating playlists that I am too scared to share with anyone else!
Incorporating music, art, poetry/lyrics in sessions with clients is something I’ve seen to be very valuable in allowing my clients to tap into reflection and feelings that may, otherwise, be hard to express with just “regular” talk-therapy!
Those who know me would describe me as quirky, bubbly, and someone who has the ability to carry on a conversation with anyone, including a brick wall I like sunsets over sunrises, music, dancing, talking, the ocean, mountainous terrain, coffee, smiling, my dog (sometimes), and completely random facts! Meeting new people and potential clients brings me so much joy as I truly find value in diversity
I welcome the opportunity to have a free virtual meet and greet with you to determine whether virtual therapy and my therapeutic approach will be a good fit for you.