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KAYA RUCCI, M.S.

KAYA RUCCI, M.S.

We may often hear the term "self-love", especially in a society saturated with trendy wellness movements that promise divine intervention. Practicing acts of self-love has the potential to feel rewarding, yet it is the connection with our inner self that holds an opportunity for genuine change and long-term growth. Kaya focuses on joining clients on their path to self-awareness and self-acceptance by exploring triggers to uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, and assisting clients in learning how to manage the impact of such.

Although everyone has a different story, pain is universal. It is important to understand that, while pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice. Kaya aims to nurture an open and nonjudgmental environment that encourages clients to connect with the evolutionary process of therapy. There are a variety of skills you can learn to assist you in rejecting negative self-talk, setting boundaries, and practicing mindfulness-based coping strategies. These skills can ultimately help you work through habitual barriers that may be preventing you from experiencing sincere happiness.

You deserve to live with intention and integrity; to offer compassion towards the nature of your behavior; to find your life’s purpose, and to thrive in doing so. Remember: You have an innate power and ability to manifest a meaningful life, it is time to reach out and receive what is rightfully yours.

Working With Kaya

Kaya’s approach to therapy is psychodynamic and emphasizes the interaction between forces that drive motivation and those that hinder emotional freedom. Past experiences work to shape our perspective from a young age, and the quality of those experiences transcend into adulthood; ultimately affecting our potential to adapt and succeed. While working with Kaya, you will have the opportunity to explore the source of any thought patterns and behaviors obstructing your ability to build lasting relationships. While your past affects the individual you are today, it does not determine the individual you will grow to become. With a holistic perspective in-mind, Kaya will guide you in manifesting positive change and commending inner confidence to expose a shift in your psychological flow.

Professional Experience

Kaya earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Canisius College and pursued her passion for mental health by expanding her education at Medaille College, where she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her experience working in a variety of clinical settings strengthened her competence in trauma-informed care, clinical assessment, and the use of evidence-based theories. Kaya considers a strong therapeutic bond of utmost importance and works with a model of mutual-trust and mutual-respect. Her experience in the field compliments an integrative approach that will help you gain insight into the physiological connections that underly human behavior.

Kaya began her practice at Be Embodied, LLC as she welcomes the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of talented individuals. She believes Be Embodied, LLC cultivates a mindful environment that allows its community to grow and prosper with reliable, trauma-informed support. Kaya is excited to share the many resources offered at this space and feels confident in the healing nature of the BE Community!

Kaya’s Services:

• Individual counseling
• Mindfulness Hike Retreats (summer)
• Free 30-minute initial consultation

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