Meet Kayla Longino, LPC
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Interventionist. Kayla received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas in Rehabilitation Studies with a minor in Sociology. She continued her education at UNT and obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling, with a focus on addiction studies.
Kayla is proud to call herself a native Texan and is also proud to be a wife and mother to a wonderful son. She worked for over 5 years at Santé Center for Healing, a residential treatment facility in Argyle, TX. Santé is a dual diagnosis program that focuses on substance abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, and other behavioral addictions. Kayla was an Intake and Admissions Counselor and helped many families, friends, and professionals help get individuals the help they need. Throughout this time at Santé Kayla did extensive work with families learning how to steer loved ones into treatment. She understands how overwhelming and confusing the admission process can be and strives to eliminate as much of that stress throughout the intervention. Kayla‘s professional experience has led her to an in-depth knowledge about the numerous treatment centers and professionals working with addiction throughout the United States. She understands how important a quality treatment center is to the recovery process. She will be able to provide referrals that will best meet an individual’s clinical, medical, and financial needs and collaborates with colleagues, as needed.
Kayla understands first-hand how painful and terrifying it is to have a loved one struggle with addiction and mental health issues. It can be a very helpless feeling, yet with appropriate action there is hope for the addicted individual and the family. The goal is to realign the family power, taking the power away from the addicted individual and giving it back to the family. It is about moving the family out of crisis and making help available. She works very closely with the team of people involved in the intervention to provide education, support, and guidance throughout the entire process. Addiction is a family disease, and Kayla believes the intervention process is as much about the family as it is the addicted individual. When the family recognizes there is a problem, the conspiracy of silence is broken and they are no longer held hostage by the addiction. Kayla will be there every step of the way until the addicted individual is in treatment. Recovery is possible; please call Kayla today if you have a loved one that needs help.