Kayla Reisinger, tLMHC

Masters of Science, Counseling
Upper Iowa University, Waterloo, IA

Bachelors of Science, Psychology 2017
Upper Iowa University, Waterloo, IA

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Get to know Kayla

Kayla Reisinger, tLMHC primarily works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. Her focus areas include anxiety, behavior disorders, family dynamics, relationship or martial distress, stress management, and trauma.

Understanding and relatable

Kayla uses her own life experiences to relate to individuals that she works with. Having gone through many life transitions on her own, she feels it can be helpful to others. She believes that there is no right or wrong way to do life. For example, she went back to school as an adult, which may not be the “norm” for most. She is an empathetic person and wants people to know that they are not alone. As a result, she strives to be supportive and help others understand that all accomplishments are important.

In addition, Kayla is a working mom. Therefore, she understands the pressure placed on women to fulfill many different roles. Nobody can be a perfect, “Pinterest” mom at all times. Even when social media paints a different picture, she has learned how to feel good enough even if she is struggling. Similarly, she can relate to other women who experience similar doubts.

A trusted friend

It is her belief that everyone needs to have someone in their corner. Whether it’s her or someone else, she tries to help people find support in their journey. In addition, she believes in the importance of having someone there to root for you and celebrate your wins.

Kayla loves seeing others make progress and overcome challenges. She feels privileged to be trusted enough to help people through their most challenging times. Similarly, she loves hearing how proud they are of themselves after achieving a goal. It is especially rewarding when she sees people become self-reliant after working with her.

A personable approach

When working with individuals, Kayla tries to be relatable rather than clinical. She wants them to know she is a normal person, just like them. For instance, she sometimes shares personal struggles to reiterate that. When working with people, she strives to be real and direct so that they know what is going on. It is important to her that they know why they are doing what they are doing.

Even though she is direct, she is always compassionate. It is important to her that she is gentle, because the individuals she works with are seeking help, not judgement. Therapy is a vulnerable experience, and Kayla wants healing to occur for them. She never wants anyone to have to pretend that things are better than they really are.

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