Kayla Solley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Kayla graduated with her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary as well as earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Kayla is passionate about working with children and families in providing play therapy, activity therapy, and individual therapy.
Kayla most recently served as a student intern and LPC-Associate at Hope’s Door New Beginnings Center (student intern), HOPE Child and Family Center of TX (LPC-Associate), and His Story Coaching and Counseling (LPC-Associate). Here she utilized play therapy, activity therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy techniques with children, teens, and young adults. Additionally, she co-facilitated psychoeducational groups for safe caregivers of traumatized children, and completed training in EMDR therapy. During her time as an associate she employed direct therapy services to children and teens, reporting a number of issues, including mourning death, divorce, suicidal ideation, self harm, PTSD, OCD, behavioral issues, and anxiety. Additionally, Kayla spent a number of years as a camp counselor at Pine Cove Christian family camps. It was during this time serving in college that Kayla felt God calling her to become a professional counselor.
Through her work with children and families, Kayla has gained a heart for serving her clients during difficult moments and life transitions while witnessing the happiness and joy in growth along the process. Kayla believes that children and families are resilient and capable of growth and healing when provided a safe space and through the positive collaboration of the client and therapeutic relationship.
When she is not working with her clients, Kayla loves to spend time with her family and friends, paint, travel, watch A&M football, serve at her church in East Dallas, and explore the city of Dallas.