Kayla Singh, MA
Teen, Children, & Adult Therapist
Hi, I’m Kayla and I’m here to assist you whenever you’re ready. I help people gain a better sense of self worth and identity, deal with difficult relationship dynamics, and navigate mental health challenges. I offer a strengths based and mindfulness approach that integrates marginalized identities.
Location: New York,Online
Sliding Scale: Available
Insurance: Can provide superbill for PPO plans
Accepting New Clients: Yes
- Anxiety & Stress Management
- Burnout & Perfectionism
- Teen & Adult ADHD
I’m glad you’re here.
Making the decision to seek out therapy is a step in moving towards an improved emotional and psychological wellbeing. Therapy can seem scary at first, but it gives you an opportunity to learn more about yourself. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and patterns of behavior allows you to manage life in a more fulfilling way. Whether you’re here to confront generational trauma, improve relationships or if you’re curious as to how therapy can help, you have come to the right place. You deserve a place to feel safe, accepted, empowered and encouraged to grow.
Working with Me
In sessions I want to be able to understand and get to know you as an individual. I want to be able to learn about where you are at and work together to identify and meet your needs. I want to listen and share the burden, so we can approach the problem together. Everything we do will be a collaborative effort. I work for you and to help you achieve your goals. The ultimate goal is to feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and the ability to make informed, independent decisions after sessions end.
I take a personal centered approach which emphasizes the client is the expert on themselves and I am there to help you explore your identities and experiences further. I strongly believe in a strengths based approach which allows us to focus on what you’re already good at rather than focusing on deficits. Using a mindfulness based approach, we focus on the present moment to identify how we are influenced by our environment and to help accept thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety. We all experience it, but sometimes it can become overwhelming. Anxiety is a normal response to stress. Sometimes an event meant to be exciting can become stressful as it approaches. In other situations it may feel like intense fear, discomfort and nervousness. Anxiety can get intense, but you are not alone in this experience. Together we can identify what causes these feelings of nervousness and fear to be exemplified. We will look at patterns, triggers, and solutions that best serve you.
Therapy for Teens
Having a safe place to express yourself and work through issues is extremely beneficial. You are figuring out who you are and working towards your future while balancing responsibilities and relationships. That’s a lot to deal with at once at any age, but especially as a teenager who may not have control over all of their decisions. It can be very difficult to handle and even harder to explain, but I’m ready to work with and figure it out together. I have worked with many teens and I want to work together to learn self-regulation and communication skills to better your relationships with your family, your peers as well as yourself!
Therapy for Burnout and Perfectionism
Having a stressful job can cause feelings of frustration and be emotionally draining. Some of us may feel like we thrive in high stress situations and like staying busy, but this makes it difficult to recognize when we’re doing too much. For some, burnout can be caused by blurred boundaries and not knowing when to stop or stopping feels like we’re holding back our potential. Striving for perfection causes us to push ourselves after periods of prolonged stress which leads to burnout. Together we can work on establishing what is important to your well-being and work and how we can filter out what needs our immediate attention versus something we can come back to. Establishing a schedule that incorporates mindfulness and breaks can seem daunting at first. You might say you don’t even have time to give yourself a break; if this was something you said, you might be experiencing burnout. Together we will work through the causes of burnout and establish ways to create solutions that best suit your day to day life.
Therapy for LGBTQIA+
Identity is an important part of our lives and defining who we are doesn’t have to be difficult. I aim to create a space where you can speak openly about your sexual and gender identity without fear of stigma. The experience of figuring out your identity can feel isolating, but it does not have to be. Together we can create a space where you can explore your identity and find your fit in the world around you. You deserve to be loved for who you are and live a life you are proud of.
Background and Education
Before joining YCC, I was a clinician at a private practice providing individual therapy to children, teens and young adults of diverse backgrounds experiencing moderate mental and behavioral health challenges. This experience allows me to comfortably work with this population and their support systems. In the past I have volunteered in multiple LGBTQIA+ affirming agencies for Youths in New York City. Through this work, I understand the importance of having a safe space to meet with other LGBTQIA youths and establish a community to be your authentic self. Those experiences emphasized the unique experience of being an individual of multiple marginalized identities and the importance of building up a support system and a meeting place to share with others. I have obtained my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and Wellness which affirmed my approach of seeing clients within their social, emotional and cultural experiences. While a majority of our work is bettering our mental health, it is important to constantly practice wellness to attain a better lifestyle so you can not only survive, but thrive.
Schedule a session with me today!
Registered New York License Number: P123932
Supervised by Joanna Chang, LCSW 092142