Psych Lab Psychology Center

Mental health services to put you in control of yourself

Phone (562) 684-1300


Kayla Dean, Licensed Marriage & Family TherapistCall Kayla at (562) 684-1315, or email
Bixby Knolls, Long Beach

Kayla Dean, MA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

“Sometimes we need someone to be the light when we are going through the darkness.”


Start taking control right now:

  1. Request a free consultation (click here)
  2. Schedule an in-depth therapy evaluation to understand what's needed
  3. Meet with Kayla weekly to work on skills, growth, & healing

Kayla's Personal Statement

Feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Struggling to manage stress or relationship issues? You should know that you are not alone. We all face hardships at different times throughout our lives and may need support navigating these obstacles. I believe that people have an innate ability to heal and grow toward a meaningful and fulfilling life.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I will hold space and help support you with the challenges you are confronting. I am here as a guide, a warm presence, and a mirror as you look within and begin to bring forth those difficult emotions, thoughts, and experiences. I am here to support, empower, and challenge you to take the lead on your personal journey.

I am passionate about working with individuals, adolescents, and families dealing with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, and life transitions. I am passionate about working with individuals experiencing discrimination and systemic inequities. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, and other marginalized groups.

I utilize an integration of various therapy approaches to cater treatment to my clients’ individual needs and goals. I am especially passionate about trauma work. I realized soon into my career that creating space to do deep work was where I most excelled and felt energized about. I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy approach that can help decrease distress related to traumatic experiences – whether it is complex trauma or a one-time traumatic event. EMDR can also help individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, and more.

You are taking the first step toward healing. I look forward to walking alongside you in this journey.