- Multicultural/Multi-ethnic Concerns
- LGBTQIA+ and Gender Related Concerns
- Eating Concerns/Difficulties
- Distress Tolerance
- Children/Adolescent Therapy
- Family & Relationship / Interpersonal Concerns
- Life Transitions
- Group Therapy
Kayla Jones, LCMHCA
Pronouns: she, her, hers
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)
I seek to provide a safe and encouraging space where clients are encouraged to speak from their own diverse and multicultural backgrounds, aiding in the ability to become more self-aware, self-accepting, and self-motivated. I co-create with clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship, discuss barriers to change, building self-encouragement, discussing techniques for change, and goal setting. I hope to help clients recognize limiting belief patterns and replace them with more functional and positive patterns of belief, behavior, and emotion. My approach to counseling combines elements of both Interpersonal and Developmental Psychotherapy, which focuses on the intersectionalities of a client’s development and their present behaviors, to help clients work toward positive change. We will seek to create mutually agreed upon goals and treatment plans. Though it is impossible to guarantee any specific results regarding your goals or treatment plan, we will work together so that you are able to achieve the best possible outcome.
But who am I, really…?
I am a proud native of Charlotte, NC! I grew up helping out at my family’s restaurant downtown Charlotte (Sub One Hoagie House… shameless plug!) and can remember feeling so cool and infatuated by the idea that I got 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! In fact, I am one of the lead singers in a band and we travel on the weekends performing at weddings and other various events. I also play drums and picked up guitar a few years ago. I come from a very musical family if you hadn’t picked up on that! I enjoy incorporating music and art in sessions with clients.
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 love meeting new people while also continuing to build and foster the close relationships I already have. If you 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!