Kayla Summerville LPC-IT

  • May 7, 2021 - May 7, 2021

Kayla began her career by working for over ten years in veterinary medicine.  Through her work with animals and their owners she realized she wanted to find a way to help people as well as animals.  Kayla began her counseling career as an intern with Pine Valley and now holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She uses a variety of psychotherapy approaches and is flexible in finding ways to meet her patients’ needs and has decided to combine her two passions into developing a specialty in animal assisted therapy.

Shay and Ted, Kayla’s two therapy dogs are goofy, sweet and excited to be a part of our team as well.  Shay spent the first few years of his life as a service dog on the UW-Madison campus but was too friendly for that type of work, deciding that therapy was the perfect fit for him.  Ted is Shay’s nephew and is in training, looking forward to making people smile and help them overcome life’s obstacles.  When Kayla, Shay and Ted are not busy helping others they enjoy lots of time out in nature… of course!

Kayla provides services at JCAP in Necedah and in Portage as well as the Necedah School District.  She provides animal assisted therapy for our Residential Long Term Care program and also has appointments available at our Outpatient Clinic in Mauston, WI.