Kayla Smith


Meet Kayla Smith

Credentials and Education:

Kayla Smith has received her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services from Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree in public health from Benedictine University. She is in her second year of residency of her Master of Public Health from Benedictine University.


Kayla utilizes a client-centered and resolution-focused approach with a strength-based lens to help clients create and implement effective strategies to cope with life demands. With in-depth education and experience in reunifying families, Kayla’s counseling services focus on stress management, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, trauma, and PTSD. Currently, Kayla conducts family and individual counseling for a variety of clients. Kayla believes that being emotionally healthy does not always mean you will always be happy. She refers to happiness as something that comes in waves; it means that you are aware and able to manage your emotions when those waves of happiness come and go.

Target Population:

Youth, Pre-teen, Adults, and DCFS history involvement

​Issues Addressed:

Domestic Violence, PTSD, Emotional Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Family Reunification, Grief & Loss, Spirituality, and Medication Management.

​Therapy Type:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Exposure Therapy.


Monday | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Tuesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Wednesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Thursday | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Friday | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Saturday | 8:00am -12:00pm | Virtual /In- Office

Sunday | 8:00am -12:00pm | Virtual /In- Office