I am committed to liberating the powerless in this world through honoring and lifting up the voices of the marginalized–reminding those of their inner potential and strength.
Kaile (Kay-La) is a Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies located in San Francisco. As a certified Process Therapist and trained Drama Therapist, Kaile works with couples, families, adolescents, and individual adults, LGBTQIA+ and multiracial folks, around the following:
- trauma and oppression: experiences of sexual abuse, religious abuse, racism, gender binarism, homophobia, and transphobia
- relationship issues: communication issues, overcoming trauma, intimacy issues, and mixed orientation relationships
- sexual and gender identity
- sexual wellness
- intersectionality: the impact of overlapping identities
Kaile is trained in Nonviolent Communication, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Prepare and Enrich (structured assessment and support for relationships), and Tantric work (a practice of sacred and conscious sexual connection). Their sex and body-positive, Queer-affirming, integral therapeutic approach to working with each client’s needs includes experiential therapy, somatic therapy, relational therapy and family systems therapy.
Audre Lorde, one of my favorite poets, articulated it best: “If I didn’t define myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Daily, we move through our lives without pausing to ask: who am I, how am I feeling, what do I need, what are my values and narratives, and how do I choose to respond to this world? Therapy has the capacity to be a safe, inviting space to move through our stories of wounding to find our empowered self with the guidance of a trained mental health professional. My therapy philosophy is that each person has healing potential within themselves and my goal is to illuminate that healing source through skillful care.