Khaola is a licensed therapist who has worked with individuals and families since 2005. She earned both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Counseling and Guidance from California State University, San Bernardino. Khaola started her career as a school counselor in both the elementary and middle-school settings in California prior to moving to Illinois. She then trained in and began to provide trauma therapy to children and adults who experienced complex trauma and were involved with the child welfare system. She specializes in Trauma Focused CBT but utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including CBT, REBT, Motivational Interviewing and Brief-Solution Focused treatment, which are tailored to each patient’s clinical needs.
Khaola works to build a trusting and nurturing environment for patients where they can begin to safely address the issues that are hindering their ability to make positive changes and live their best life.
Khaola works with teens and adults on a variety of issues including depression/anxiety, the effects of childhood trauma, divorce/co-parenting issues, grief/loss, self-esteem, women’s issues and work life balance. Khaola also enjoys working with patients of various cultures and has a personal understanding of the challenges of assimilating into a new culture.
Licensure & Education
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Active
Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, California State University, San Bernardino
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino
- Depression and Anxiety
- Women’s Issues
- Cultural Diversity
- Work/Life Balance
- Phase of Life Transitions