Kayla Wallington

Pre-Licensed Professional

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Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
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Kayla Wallington

Pre-Licensed Professional

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

325 Ellington Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 222-5326
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

5101 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20011
(240) 222-5326
Announcement icon I will have availability for new clients starting January 3
Kayla Wallington currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

We'll address and resolve experiences and thought patterns that affect mood and behavior. People who avoid things that cause distress, experience sadness and worrying, are critical of their looks, experience loss of interest or pleasure in activities, and deal with stress related to relationships, work/school work with me to gain insight and learn long term coping strategies. You'll develop skills to identify feelings; assert your needs; manage conflict in relationships; reframe irrational thoughts; regulate emotions; replace dissatisfying behaviors; accept and manage distress; improve interpersonal skills and more.
Clients learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, self soothing, structure and organization, interpersonal/communication effectiveness and more. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, trauma informed care and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help you gain insight and skills.
With calmness, warmth, humor and acceptance, I help individuals find their strengths, understand their challenges with compassion and improve behaviors, mood, cognition, school, career, relationships and daily activities. I am especially mindful of the ways that culture manifests itself in my client's lives through gender/cultural/racial/religious oppression

Finances

  • Session Fee: $75 per session
  • Couples Session Fee: $210 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Virginia
  • School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Counseling Association / 6614699
  • Member Since: 2022

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

LPC Intern

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC

Kayla Wallington's Groups

Teen Group- Virtual & In-person ($50)

Starts - Sept. 7 - The goal of this group is to provide teens with a greater sense of energy or zest, knowledge of self and other, capacity to act, sense of self-worth, and desire for further connection. Members will learn to express their feelings appropriately and to contain them in healthy ways by using self-soothing techniques; have a safe environment to understand feelings and how to work through emotions; learn critical thinking in which they first consider their thoughts and feelings and then make decisions; and learn autonomy and make changes or positive choices in their behaviors (risk taking and relational).

More about this group

Location

325 Ellington Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 222-5326
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

5101 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20011
(240) 222-5326
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Culture - "third culture kids" 1st/2nd gen America
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Esteem and career
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022
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