Karilyn (Kay) Bela (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor
Accepting Clients

Congratulations on taking this step toward getting support! I'm here with you, so you feel safe & confident in your mental health recovery.

Counselor in Lancaster, PA

About My Clients

If you've felt overwhelmed, stuck, trapped, or like your brain just won't stop ruminating and you're tired, but don't know how to make it stop, I'm here for you. You don't have to do this alone. When we're low, life can feel scary, lonely and confusing without a roadmap. I help clients find energy, mental rest, and stability in their lives. We'll take it one step at a time and walk you through mental health recovery at the pace that feels right to you, so you can gain control of your life.

My Background and Approach

I have 15+ years cumulative experience as a mentor, teacher, life coach and therapist, but I've also personally dealt with depression, suicidality, anxiety, alcohol abuse, codependence & recovery. I lost my brother to alcohol when I was 13 and experienced a mental health crisis in 2014. I know firsthand how life can feel scary, lonely & confusing, but the risk of trusting therapy is worth the reward of discovering safety and trust in yourself and the world. During our time together, we work on understanding the sources of your trauma, processing it with EMDR to settle the mind (lessen the charge around trauma that can be paralyzing us). Then we protect the newly established mindset with new boundaries, healthy communication and relationships, coping skills and other practical steps to help you settle us into a new normal of a relaxed, balanced life in each area of wellness (emotional, intellectual, social, financial, environmental, occupational, physical, spiritual).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the characteristics that set us apart can also bring us together. As the wife of an Albanian immigrant and an avid traveler doing volunteer work in humanitarian organizations, I am no stranger to diversity. I love to celebrate each person's unique perspective. I see beauty, creativity, and strength in diversity. This world would be a much better place if we could listen and learn from one another. We have so much to learn and so far to go, but each day I hope we can open more conversations and grow in our acceptance and understanding of others. I am very supportive of women's equality, plant-based/vegan nutrition, LGBTQ, and empowering the oppressed and depressed. We have a voice, it's time for us to use it to bring about incredible change in this world. :) You're not alone, love. :)

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 120/session


717-508-7320 Email Karilyn (Kay)
255 Butler Ave. Suite 206
Lancaster, PA 17601

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