Kala Carrick

Certified Practitioner since April 2022

Kala is a licensed marriage and family therapist (license # LMFT123269) in Southern California that is passionate about showing patients they can heal from the past. Throughout her life Kala was sensitive to the pain of those around her. She volunteered in soup kitchens and organized BBQ outings for an adolescent group home when she could but wanted to do more. She volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister - Second Chance, a program in mentoring high risk adolescents at the juvenile detention center. After spending 6 years working in transitional group homes for individuals struggling with severe mental illness and 2 years in clinical research focused on addiction, Kala knew her professional career would be dedicated to supporting the healing process of those grow and heal.
Kala greatly enjoys working with young adults learning to navigate college or post college. As the first person in her family to attend graduate school, she is intimately familiar with the obstacles of navigating the development of a career. Often times, through supported exploration, we find these blocks or obstacles to be related to early experiences. Kala has combined her clinical training in Havening Touch and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) with a wholistic approach.
Kala is an alum of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM), who went on to complete her Masters of Science in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). In addition to her clinical work, Kala has worked in clinical mental health research for over a decade at both UNM and Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, Long Beach. Working both clinically and in research is how Kala has found her balance working in the mental health field.
As a certified Havening Touch and Eye Movement Desensitization & Response (EMDR) Therapist, she is effective, patient, non-judgmental, and gently assertive. She understands each individual's needs are different and accommodates treatment to your needs.

Areas of specialization

Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Stress, Interview Nerves, Self-Development, Empowerment


Long Beach, CA
Huntington Beach, CA