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Kayla Wayntraub, LMSW

she/her

You deserve to feel better.

Life’s challenges can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves. But within you lies the strength and resiliency to navigate these difficulties and find a path towards healing and growth.

I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing. Whether you’re facing challenging life transitions, struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship concerns, family conflicts, or seeking personal development in general, I am here to accompany you every step of the way as we tackle these concerns and more. My approach is deeply compassionate and non-judgmental, as I aim to foster a therapeutic partnership built on trust, respect, and collaboration. Together, we will explore your unique experiences, identify your strengths, and develop practical strategies to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. I believe that everyone has the capacity for positive change, and I am committed to tailoring our sessions to meet your specific needs.

It is a true privilege to be a part of someone’s growth and witness the profound impact it has on their lives. Seeing individuals gradually uncover their inner strengths, recognize their inherent worth, and develop a deep sense of self-compassion brings me immense joy. Witnessing their newfound self-acceptance and witnessing the positive changes that occur as a result of therapy is incredibly rewarding. It is my ultimate goal to create a therapeutic space where individuals can explore their authentic selves, foster self-love, and embrace their unique qualities.

EDUCATION

  • BA, Charter Oak State College
  • MSW, Yeshiva University

WORKS WITH

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Strengths-based therapy
"I highly recommend Kayla to anyone seeking a skilled and compassionate therapist committed to helping you with personal growth and happiness. She is extremely knowledgeable and cares about what she's doing."
"Kayla is awesome and kind. She is super understanding and supportive and really cares about you. I feel like she helps a lot and she has a lot of good experience. I would recommend her."
“I REALLY enjoy talking with Kayla because she is soo nice and easy to talk to. She's very passionate about mental health and very non-judgmental. She's given me a lot of resources, and she is a great listener! 100% recommend her."

I always knew that I wanted to build a career centered around helping people feel most empowered. To gain clarity, I explored numerous career options, hoping to find my calling. It was during an event, at a Social Work open house, that inspiration struck. As the lecturer began their speech proclaiming that “Social workers are responsible for implementing positive change in the world,” something inside me clicked. In that very moment, I knew that my path lay in the field of social work. The profound impact that social workers have on individuals and communities resonated deeply with me, and I realized that I had discovered my true calling. Since that moment, I have been unwavering in my dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others as a clinical social worker.

While many are drawn to macro social work and the opportunity to create broad-scale change, I have always felt a strong calling to work on an individual level as a therapist. The power of personal connection and the transformative nature of one-on-one interactions with individuals is incredibly rewarding. I am truly honored to be a part of their process, helping them navigate challenges, develop resiliency, and ultimately live happier and more fulfilling lives.

We all need someone to talk to from time to time. Life is filled with ups and downs, challenges, and moments of uncertainty. During these moments, having a compassionate and understanding person to confide in can make a world of difference. Remember, it’s okay to seek support and open up to others. We all benefit from the power of genuine human connection and the solace it can bring.

If you’re going through a tough time, don’t hesitate to reach out for support. As a therapist, I’m here to help, and I would be honored to work with you. Together, we can navigate the challenges you’re facing and work towards a brighter and more fulfilling future.

 

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

My favorite forms of self-care are spending time with friends and family, playing with my children, enjoying great food, having date nights, and trying new things. I love spending time with the people in my life. No matter what we are doing, I always feel reenergized through genuine connection with others. It’s so important to make time for the people who make you feel alive. Remember to surround yourself with those who lift you up. 

FUN FACTS

  • I grew up in New York City and my favorite thing about it was the vibrant city energy! I loved going to Broadway shows, exploring all different restaurants, experiencing the diversity of people, and being in a city that never sleeps.

  • I am the second of five children. Family is very important to me and I feel so lucky to be a part of a large family. Having a network of siblings where we can all go to each other is a big part of my support system. We enjoy playing board games, keeping up with holiday traditions, and simply catching up with one another about each of our lives. 

  • I love to cook, and although I love a good traditional recipe, I feel most in my element when I’m experimenting in the kitchen and making up new things as I go along. Pastas and pizzas are my specialties.

  • I’m a proud mom of two young boys. We love going on random adventures together. They keep me busy and I wouldn’t trade it for the world 🙂 

LIFE MOTTO

“This too shall pass,” the good times and the bad. Cherish the good times, appreciate every second of them, and know that the hard times will pass. Nothing lasts forever, you will always get through even the most challenging of circumstances. Good times will come again.