My name is Kala Lyman. To contact me, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
I am passionate about assisting individuals, couples and families on their journey through challenges to findings fulfillment, engagement and empowerment in their life.
While our past experiences and connections have lead us to where we are this does not have to be where we stay; we can choose what will define us moving forward, our pain or our strength. I work to assist clients in developing their own unique path toward growth and healing while honoring and creating understanding around the role their past has played in shaping them.
My clinical styles utilize psychodynamic, attachment theory, cognitive behavioral, and strength based approaches focused on creating engagement through individualized therapeutic relationships. With a strong belief that social and family interactions can create lasting impacts on individual’s development, I work to transition individuals from the pain of unhealthy interactions to recognizing the healing that comes from empowerment and internalized change.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment as a space to heal from challenging experiences, work on individual growth, self-discovery and positive change. I strive to find creative approaches to each individual’s and family’s struggles and believe in supporting the exploration and development of innate strengths.
Working in the field of counseling since 2008 has developed my practice and understanding of mental health within a variety of settings to include juvenile corrections, adult acute residential treatment, child and family community mental health, as well as work with cancer survivors utilizing behavioral medicine to alleviate late and long term effects of cancer treatments.
During my practice as a Clinical Therapist for children and families my work focused on understanding the impacts of early intervention, with specific attention to the effects of trauma on development. This passion for early intervention and work with family systems has guided my professional studies to include researching the effects of music on childhood development and learning disabilities, as well as exploring media’s impact on development of body image.
More recently my work has focused on the impacts of grief on individual development and relationships. Through my own personal loss experiences, I was awakened to the resounding touch grief has on every aspect of a life. These experiences ignited my work toward understanding the impacts of grief as well as focused attention toward healthy grief recovery. My practice uses individualized treatment interventions to assist individuals through healthy grieving and toward discovery of their own recovery process.
- Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Minor in Elementary Education from Alaska Pacific University
- Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington