Kayla Ward, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kayla earned her Bachelors of Arts from the College of St. Benedict’s, her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Her therapeutic approach is collaborative, cognitive, and systemic, present focused in nature, and is based on establishing a genuine, trusting relationship with clients. Kayla believes the best approach is to be respectful, genuine, compassionate, respectful, and inquisitive as clients navigate through the many difficulties that may arise in life. This enables her clients to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment and leads to greater insight and positive life changes.
Kayla specializes in trauma therapy and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is empirically proven to be successful with children. She works with people of all ages, family types, as well as couples.
Kayla’s professional background includes two years as a unit and in home therapist for a residential treatment center for children and adolescents and one year working in rural Minnesota as an outpatient therapist. Kayla is a Member of the Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).