Kayla Freeman (she/her)

LMSW
Accepting Clients

I'm a queer, feminist therapist offering trauma-informed therapy to help you reconnect with yourself and others to find more ease and joy.

Social Worker in Austin, TX
Supervised by Lindsay Lege, LCSW-S

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Are you feeling alienated from your own emotions and anxious about everyday life? Sometimes it's trauma from a terrible event or a rough childhood, a rocky relationship with food, drugs and alcohol, or even just the struggle of being a sensitive person in an often unyielding world. I frequently work with queer people, neurodivergent people (ADHD, Autism), and artists/creatives to help them find relief from perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship issues and self-defeating habits.

My Background and Approach

I believe that you are the expert of you. You will never be forced to talk about a tough topic before you're ready. I welcome every emotion, judgement, or fear you bring into the room—even the ones that feel most sensitive or shameful. I'll hold you accountable and draw your attention to patterns and unhelpful behaviors that go unnoticed, and together we'll explore them with curiosity and non-judgement. My job as the therapist is to help you process your past and current struggles to reconnect with your own strengths. I help you to thrive by providing you with guidance, tools and knowledge along your journey. I use mindfulness and somatic approaches, interpersonal neurobiology, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), and internal family systems (IFS) to guide our work along with some CBT influences. In my couples work, I'm inspired by the Gottman Method and the work of Esther Perel to focus on communication, conflict resolution, strengthening the core bond and trust.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a Health At Every Size (HAES) practitioner, trauma-informed, sex positive, kink positive, and sex worker friendly. I believe that all bodies are good bodies and hold wisdom about our emotional healing that can be helpful to the therapy journey. I believe that therapy is a space for each of us to explore our darkest fears or deepest wounds as well as celebrate our greatest strengths and unique genius. I strive to create a therapeutic space where I show up as my real and authentic self, just as I am asking of you. Although healing and improving your mental health is certainly challenging, it can also be creative, inspiring, thrilling, and at times, kind of funny or fun. I will hold space for you to experience and express the full range of feelings that arise in our work; nothing is too shameful or scary for us to face together.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $130 - 160/session

Info

512-710-5751 Email Kayla
5555 N Lamar
E-125
Austin, TX 78753

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