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Education:

  • M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Texas Christian University

  • B.S. in Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas

Advanced Training:

  • Play Therapy

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Specializations:

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment Disorders

  • Attention Difficulties/ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Peer Relationships

  • School Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma & PTSD

Kayla Leach

Registered Behavior Technician

National Certified Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate 

    under supervision of Dr. Jenifer Balch

Kayla enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. She takes a client-centered approach, emphasizing a collaborative relationship with the client and their families that are individualized to meet the client’s needs. Kayla values building a trusting therapeutic relationship with her clients. For Kayla, creating a safe environment for individuals and families is important in order to allow clients to openly express and explore themselves. She values her clients and their individual needs. 

 

Kayla is a trained Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has previous experience working with individuals utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis. As an RBT, she provides support and assistance to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them develop social and communication skills, improve daily living skills, and decrease aggressive and/or inappropriate behaviors. Kayla also has experience counseling a wide range of individuals with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, behavioral challenges, emotional concerns, attention difficulties, school challenges, and developmental delays. Some of her experience also includes individual and group therapy within an elementary school setting.

 

Kayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. After graduating, Kayla went on to earn her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Christian University. She is passionate about her work as a counselor and looks forward to the possibility of supporting you and/or your family.

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