Dr. Kayla Nelson - Huntington, NY - Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Child & Adolescent Psychology Open Now

Dr. Kayla Nelson

Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Child & Adolescent Psychology
Huntington, NY 11743
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Dr. Kayla Nelson is a passionate and dedicated clinical psychologist who radiates enthusiasm for her profession. When asked about her career, her eyes light up as she describes it as the best job in the world. With a heartfelt conviction, she shares, “My job is all about caring for and supporting people who need it. How amazing is that?” In her therapy sessions, clients experience her genuine love and passion for her work, fostering a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth.Dr. Nelson's journey in psychology began with her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University (CLU), where she honed her skills through diverse clinical experiences. During her graduate studies, she immersed herself in various settings, from working as childcare staff at a local group home for adolescent boys to receiving training in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in an outpatient setting. Her commitment led her to a residential treatment facility for teens, where she
worked extensively with adolescents grappling with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma.Continuing her dedication to serving vulnerable populations, Dr. Nelson completed her doctoral internship at a residential facility for foster youth. Here, she specialized in the transitional youth services program, guiding young adults as they navigated the challenges of transitioning out of foster care. Following her graduation, she relocated to New York to be closer to family and completed her post-doctoral hours in an outpatient mental health clinic in Yonkers. In this diverse community, she expanded her clinical practice, focusing on children and families, while also providing services in local schools.With comprehensive experience as a behavior interventionist, Dr. Nelson empowers clients of all ages facing various mental health concerns. She is deeply committed to helping individuals discover their strengths and interests to cultivate a more fulfilling life. Dr. Nelson integrates the practical and mindful components of DBT and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into her practice, emphasizing a person-centered, relatable approach. She believes in the transformative power of compassion, understanding, and cultural sensitivity in fostering healing within therapeutic relationships.Dr. Kayla Nelson's passion for psychology, coupled with her extensive training and unwavering dedication to her clients, positions her as a trusted ally in the journey towards mental health and well-being for children, adolescents, and families in need.
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(631) 593-4096

Quick Facts

  • accepting new patients
  • 5 years of experience
  • 1 insurance accepted
  • speaks English
  • PsyD Clinical Psychology - California Lutheran University
  • 3 specialties
  • 1 location


Glacier Psychology Services, PLLC

181 Main St Ste 201 Huntington, NY 11743
Accepting New Patients

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. Kayla Nelson

  • Cash/Self pay


Dr. Kayla Nelson has the following 3 specialties


PsyD Clinical Psychology - California Lutheran University

Graduated in 2019

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