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Kayla Smith, LMSW, TTIY-E, EMDR Trained

In late 2022, Kayla Smith, a Licensed Social Worker, joined The Holistic Counseling Center. Kayla received her social work education and clinical training from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. She has lived and practiced in Michigan, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. She has several experiences working with substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorder populations. 

She received specialized training in trauma-informed yoga and yoga therapy from the Body Mind Being Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kayla has also integrated somatic therapy into her practice in local schools, jail groups, outpatient therapy groups, and individual therapy. In 2023, Kayla completed her EMDR training and is excited to help clients address the root of their trauma and heal the body.

Kayla offers an evidence-based approach to treating trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. She acknowledges that there are many different paths to healing and approaches each client’s healing journey with curiosity and openness. Kayla works to align clients to their authentic self.


  • Clinical Therapist
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Yoga Therapist
  • Therapeutic Trauma-Informed Yoga Educator
  • EMDR Trained


  • Women's Issues
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress
  • Complex Trauma