About Me

Being a teenager is hard enough, to try and seek assistance from an adult who lived in an era where things were completely different than today can make things harder. I am not here to be a teenagers friend, nor am I hear to talk down to a teen as though they are a child. I am willing to meet a teenager where they are in life and aid them as they go through the teen years and become an adult. I currently am a LCSW in Oregon and working on getting licensed in six additional states in the coming months to aid in reaching more people in need of mental health services. I have over ten years experience working as a clinical therapist. My background includes a variety of clinical settings working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Within these groups I have gained an expertise in working with issues to include: trauma, depression, self-love/confidence, discord in families and relationships, adjusting to life changes, and autism spectrum challenges. I pride myself in meeting the client where they are in terms of goals and modalities to accomplish these goals. I have training and experience in utilizing trauma informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy, Jungian therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused. I am not afraid to dig into my tool box or seek training in other areas to better aid a client in them reaching their goals. I view clients not as one who needs help due to being helpless, but one who needs assistance from someone else to find their definition of utopia.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #L12568 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kyla Harper. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by C.A. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Kyla for 7 months

Kyla has a great understanding of my daughter. My daughter looks forwards to and values her sessions with Kyla. It has been so important for her to have this connection and feel supported. Thank you!

Written by S.T. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Kyla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kyla is kind, helpful and a great listener,. Thank you Kyla!

Written by J.E. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Kyla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Kyla's expertise in CBT and trauma therapy have been incredibly helpful for me. She creates a safe space to be vulnerable and heal. I really appreciate her genuine curiosity and dedication to finding solutions for whatever I'm dealing with at the moment.

Written by A.V. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Kyla for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am new to therapy and Kyla has already helped me so much in my journey. She’s thoughtful, a great listener and gives great insight and understanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to start therapy.

Written by K.E. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Kyla for 4 months

Kyla has offered many insightful perspectives into my life and handling my emotions better. I am sometimes quite amazed at how she'll find an unusual way of looking at an event in my life. She is very thoughtful and also has a good way of somehow remembering my complicated life happenings, relationships, and such. She is remarkably adept at therapy and resources I need. Thank you, Kyla.

Written by L.U. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Kyla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Kyla gave effective suggestions and taught me skills to cope with stress and anxiety, while helping me explore pivotal moments from my past to better understand triggers. She's friendly and a great listener. I deeply enjoyed working with her.

Written by Z.A. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Kyla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I would not be on teen counseling anymore of Kyla wasn't the best therapist I've ever had.

Written by T.Y. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Kyla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kyla has been helping me work through past issues along with current ones. I feel extremely listened to and I feel really good about our sessions. Thank you Kyla!

Written by A.L. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Kyla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kyla is so good at showing up and validating my feelings and insights. She also has a lot of great resources to share. I am so grateful. She makes herself available and seems to genuinely care.

Written by K.R. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Kyla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Kyla is very friendly and is quick to respond to messages. She has a lot of great recommendations on ways to cope when my anxiety is out of control. I highly recommend her!

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