Kayla Martinez Johnson Bio

Kayla Johnson, M.Ed.
Psychology Intern, Supervised by Robert Carter, Ph.D., ABPP
 
Personal Statement:
As a psychology intern at the SCS, I enjoy working with Aggie students by applying the therapeutic skills and techniques I have obtained in my clinical and scientific training at Texas A&M University. I value helping others as they navigate through the challenging maze that is life. I draw from various psychotherapy orientations in order to provide a service that is individualized to clients’ presenting concerns as well as responsive to their sociocultural contexts. I believe that healing can come from insight and the exploration of one’s repressed and avoided thoughts, feelings, and memories. Upon gaining insight into their conflictual thoughts and feelings as well as their self-defeating behaviors, clients and I work together to make meaningful changes in these areas. I value genuineness and transparency in counseling and strive to model these concepts in my work with clients. I respect and value each individual and the diversity and culture that it is embedded within them. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, listening to music, doing arts and crafts, and thrift shopping.
 
Academic Training:
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University (In Progress)
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
B.S., Psychology, University of North Texas
 
Internship:
Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service
 
Areas of Special Interest:
Religion and spirituality, multiculturalism & African-American mental health, family dynamics, assessment, and couples counseling
 
Theoretical Orientation:
Trans-theoretical, with an emphasis on psychodynamic, client-centered, CBT, and insight-oriented approaches

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