MA, LPCC, ATR
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Art Therapist
Art Therapy, DBT IOP, DBT-informed outpatient, Prolonged Exposure
Saint Paul, Lowertown Office and Telehealth
Education, Trainings, Affiliations
- DBT Prolonged Exposure Training
- DBT Foundational Training (Behavior Tech)
- Radically Open DBT Level One
- Culturally Sensitive Care Micro & Macro Aggression Training
- Becoming an Antiracist and Anti-Oppressive Clinician Training
- Telehealth Certification for Mental Health Professionals
- Asian/Asian American Art Therapists: Embodying the Contexts (American Art Therapy Association)
- Master of Arts, Psychotherapy, emphasis Art Therapy, Adler Graduate School
- Bachelor of Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Caila (she/they) places a primary emphasis on cultivating and maintaining a safe space with clients. This requires intentional practice of and attention to: non-judgmental acceptance, empathy, compassion, empowerment, authenticity, validation and the opportunity to provide feedback. Through this deliberate effort, trust can be built and therapeutic rapport established.
Caila incorporates art making, creativity, mindfulness practice and psychoeducation into their sessions while adopting a justice-oriented, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. Caila works with clients to examine the context and societal structures in which they exist, while providing support in practicing acceptance and honoring lived experiences. Along with providing art therapy, Caila has experience working in DBT intensive outpatient programming and is trained in prolonged exposure trauma treatment.
Caila completed her Bachelor of Studio Art degree with a focus in ceramics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This path diverged from their initial major in pre-pharmacy, as Caila realized that their true calling lay in a career more aligned with their core values. Subsequently, Caila pursued a Master of Arts degree in Adlerian Psychology and Art Therapy at Adler Graduate School. Caila identifies as queer, biracial, and Korean American and has a passion for working with members of the QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community. They actively seek ongoing personal growth in the areas of multicultural humility and anti-racism through continuing education, participation in local activism, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.
Art by Caila