Meet Kayla Estenson Williams—Therapist & Content Contributor at Best Therapists

Kayla Estenson Williams, LMFT

Minnesota, LMFT #3582

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About Kayla | She/her

Kayla specializes in attachment trauma as well as perinatal mental health (including infertility/loss, pregnancy and postpartum). She especially enjoys working with parents who are working to heal their own wounding to support healthy attachment relationships in their family. Her own experiences around attachment work, infertility, as well as a difficult pregnancy and postpartum experience drive her passion in these areas. The root of her approach is being present through a human-first lens. Kayla values above all else making sure you feel comfortable, seen, and worthy in the therapy space. This allows healing to start at the therapeutic relationship. Kayla also utilizes narrative approaches, internal family systems (parts work), mindfulness and somatic practices, and always approaches therapy from a trauma-informed place. Kayla is a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist and has also completed extensive training in perinatal mental health. She strongly believes that everyone deserves healing and would love to partner with you on your journey for growth.

Message to clients

Most of us have attachment wounding from our upbringing. In childhood, this can look like chronic invalidation, overly high expectations, and a feeling that you need to earn your worth and acceptance. In adulthood, this can manifest as anxiety or depression, self-worth concerns, relationship difficulties, perfectionism, and people pleasing tendencies. Therapy can be a great space to explore your attachment history, create more supportive narratives to live by, and work towards a lived experience that aligns with your true values and goals. Attachment work is important for anyone, and can be especially important for those in family planning stages as our old wounds tend to pop up in this phase of life. Whether you are trying to navigate the bumpy road of infertility or pregnancy loss, or are in the stages of pregnancy or postpartum- therapy can help you connect to needed healing as well as grow in ways that are supportive for you and your family. Whatever season of life you are in, you deserve space. Space to explore your story, space to be seen and heard, and space for healing and growth. I would be honored to help you hold that space.


Masters of Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy | University of St. Thomas, 2016

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Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

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Spiritual knowledge

Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular), Christianity

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Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person


Infertility, Trauma, Parenting

Additional areas of focus

Anxiety, Body image, Caring professionals (doctors, therapists, etc.), Codependency, Couples counseling, Existential questioning, Fertility treatment, Gender identity, Highly sensitive people, Infertility, LGBTQ+ sexuality, Life transitions, Parenting, Pregnancy and/or infant loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self esteem/self worth, Transgender people, Trauma, Social anxiety, Postpartum depression, Premarital counseling, Grief and/or loss, Depression

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Empowering, Holistic, Humorous, Calming


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment based, Family systems, Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based, Narrative, Somatic therapy, Trauma-focused

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Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

Kayla is a therapist that provides a warm, welcoming space for clients to be their authentic selves. When working with Kayla, clients feel supported, heard, and validated in their struggles, and also feel empowered to make changes and heal and grow. She brings a wide variety of skills and approaches and is able to adapt her specialities and approaches in a way that feels supportive with where you are at. Kayla provides clients will skills that are lasting and they can take with them after treatment concludes.

—Bridget Mozina, LMFT
Peer review

Kayla is easy to feel safe with. She truly tries to understand her clients and connects with them in a genuine way. She can sit with difficult topics while also being someone who is light-hearted and easy to be with.

—Laura Stephan, PsyD, LP
Peer review

Kayla is an excellent, compassionate, gentle, insightful, warm therapist. She is an excellent listener, and always provides helpful feedback that adds depth to a conversation.

—Elliot (Kristina) Rose, LPCC
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