Prior to beginning her doctorate, Kaylin also completed a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. During this time, Kaylin worked with adolescents involved in the criminal justice system, as well as individuals in forensic hospital settings. Throughout her career, Kaylin worked with children and families in outpatient clinics and inpatient hospitalization programs, as well as youth in the foster care system and their families. Kaylin holds a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) in and completed her doctoral project on the impact of childhood trauma on adolescent self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation. Her work with adolescents and families is motivated by a desire to help others use their strengths to accomplish their therapeutic goals.
Madison is trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practices, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Madison utilizes an individualized approach to create positive change from within. She also incorporates cognitive behavioral concepts with mindfulness-based techniques.
Cheyenee received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Channel Islands in 2018. She later graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in 2021. Currently, she is an AMFT collecting hours for licensure.
For the last three years, she has had the privilege to work with a wide variety of individuals from all walks of life. She’s worked in Residential Treatment Centers specializing in Substance Use Disorders, as well as a private practice specializing in Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, ADHD, and ASD. She also have previous experience working alongside parents providing psychoeducation in parenting and coparenting classes.
At Ascend, she is one of the primary therapists at the Haven house, where she uses a combination of modalities, including CBT/DBT, Family Systems, and Attachment Theory. Her goals are to meet the client’s where they’re at, collaborate on a realistic treatment plan, help them gain self awareness, get famiies back to the manageable life they once had, and lastly DO THE HARD WORK. She believes that nobody should have to do it alone, so do it with someone who is nonjudgmental, supportive, empathetic, and has also done the same work themselves.
At Ascend, Kim is a case manager and also facilitates a weekly horticulture and insect group called “Bug Out!”