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Meet Layla.JPG
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S) and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) dedicated to helping my clients identify healthy behaviors that lead to healthy lives, relationships, and decision-making.

I strongly believe that our families of origin influence the way we think, feel, and the choices we make in life.  I enjoy helping clients gain insight, tolerate and reduce anxiety, and create intimacy with their partners. 

I embrace cultural and religious diversity, and strongly believe that there is no "normal."  I believe we develop and participate in patterns of behavior with our loved ones, and it takes intentional effort to get unstuck.  I consider it a privilege to learn my clients' stories and play a role in their therapeutic journey.

My strengths as a therapist include an innate ability to restore calm in relationships disrupted by the stress of chronic, unresolved conflicts and emotional disconnection.  I am open-minded to all perspectives in the room, leading my clients to feel safe and heard. 


I have served individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings including community agencies, shelters, residential treatment facilities, churches, and private practice.  I have a conveniently accessible location, providing therapeutic services to the communities of Frisco, Plano, North Dallas, and surrounding areas.

I hold a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.


I earned my Master of Science in Family Therapy at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. ​  I am a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies & Human Services with a secondary major in American Ethnic Studies. 

Professional Affiliations
I am a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT), and member and former President of the Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (DAMFT) from 2013-2015.

I am also professionally affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). 

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