About me

Kayla Bettis-Weber, LCSW, LAC, ACS, RP

pronouns: she/her/hers

Hi, I’m glad you’re here! I identify as a mindfulness-based trauma and addiction psychotherapist. I have been studying Middle Eastern philosophy/meditation and integrating these practices and existential psychology into my work with clients for more than a decade. I am credentialed as both a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), having provided individual and group psychotherapy in a variety of settings (inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics) before opening my own practice. This has included program development and implementation, helping to create evidenced-based, safe, and effective containers for clients and clinicians alike to do their best work. I am so grateful to have cultivated a truly rich set of clinical experiences, learning best from all the people I’ve had the absolute honor to work with. I’ve witnessed such incredible transformation! In more recent years, I’ve incorporated energy psychology and Reiki into my skill set. Beyond micro-level clinical work, I love supervising and providing consultation for clinicians as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and facilitating organizational trainings or in-services. I also provide field practicum supervision for students as well as teach within the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver (DU).

I describe my style as relational and attachment-based. I strongly ascribe to both behavioral and spiritual modalities that emphasize the importance of cultivating connection to Self, others, and the world around us. This kind of work helps us achieve a greater sense of clarity, meaning, and ultimately, desired change. Whether people are pursuing therapy to clarify decision-making, learn new coping strategies, or resolve complex symptoms and adverse experiences, we work as a team while pondering life’s joys and difficulties. I provide gentle inquiry to join in the process that unfolds. I am very grateful to be a witness to so many tender stories.

I am an advocate for the LGBTQIA population and BIPOC. I strive to provide an inclusive space reinforced by cultural humility. It’s imperative for us professionals to participate in our own healing journey and evolve our approaches with time. Beyond the Colorado licensing board’s requirements for continuing education, I engage in ongoing learning and support for this often difficult work through supervision with my own mentors, Brainspotting consultation groups, and as a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Land Acknowledgment

I respectfully recognizes the land this office stands on as the ancestral and unceded homelands of the Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Sioux) peoples. I acknowledge the Indigenous peoples as original stewards and protectors of this land.