We are our own best stewards of grief and loss
As a counselling therapist, Kyla has the clinical and personal experience to help with the grief journey. Clients typically reserve 3 to 4 sessions to work on more complex concerns or 1 to 2 sessions to briefly 'check in' on their grief or loss process.
Clinical and personal experience Kyla's work as a grief counsellor on the palliative care unit at the Victoria General Site, Nova Scotia Health Authority and with the Hospice Society of Greater Halifax means she's able to provide compassionate, knowledgeable guidance to adults, families, and youth. Clients seek Kyla's help in coping with the expected or unexpected death of a partner, parent, or sibling, or in managing a significant loss. Kyla brings a mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy approach to counselling sessions.
In Kyla's personal life, multiple family deaths in a short period of time -- including her mother's death in 2006 -- led her to complete her Master of Education in Counselling from Acadia University in 2013. How we make meaning from death and loss continues to be a source of reflection and study for Kyla.
Licences, accountability, and continuing education Kyla is a Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Recent courses include:
Exploring Mindfulness, Elizabeth Berlasso and Shelley Harvill, workshop, 2015 Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma, Dr. Janina Fisher, level 1 webinar series, 2014 to 2015 Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2-day workshop, 2014 An Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective on Trauma, Child Development and Well-Being, Dr. Daniel Siegel, 2-day conference, 2013
A quick glimpse Kyla is an enthusiastic yoga practitioner which started when she received a yoga mat as a gift 6 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family and takes every opportunity to get outdoors. She volunteers with the Hospice Society of Greater Halifax and The Marguerite Centre. Kyla worked in communications and marketing for 11 years.