BA, Montclair State University // MSW, Rutgers University
Kayla Payne received her BA in Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University and earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Kayla has a versatile clinical background providing psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents, and families in a myriad of care settings including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs and in-home. Kayla also has experience working as a hospice and palliative care social worker and volunteers as a facilitator for grief support groups to help those coping with loss.
Kayla is warm, empathetic, and committed.
One of Kayla’s greatest strengths is her ability to connect with clients, empowering them to set and achieve their goals. She offers an individualized therapeutic approach to meet the mental, physical, and emotional needs of her clients. This strengths-based perspective incorporates techniques from evidenced-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy to address difficulties related to anxiety, depression, grief, and loss.
As an undergraduate student, I was introduced to the connection between "mind, body and spirit" through yoga. This understanding became a vital component of learning how to navigate challenges and empowered me to chart my own life’s course. In turn, I am inspired when clients achieve their goals and dreams through the complex and rewarding clinical journey.