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Cougar Health Services Staff Bio

Kayla A. Zeal, Ph.D.

Education and Clinical Training:
B.S., Psychology (emphasis in Disaster Response) from the University of South Dakota (2009)
M.A., Clinical Psychology from the University of South Dakota (2013)
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (specialization in Clinical Disaster Psychology) from the University of South Dakota (2016)
Doctoral Psychology Internship at Utah State University Counseling and Psychological Services (2016)
Postdoctoral Residency at Washington State University Counseling and Psychological Services (2017)

Areas of Interest:
Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, integrate evidence-based practice and cultural sensitivity into work with clients.

Clinical Interests: Anxiety disorders, traumatic event recovery, LGBTQIA+ identity development, women’s issues, biofeedback and stress management, group therapy, supervision and training.

Personal Interests: Arts and crafts, gardening and arranging flowers, listening to music, watching T.V. shows and movies, baking, playing video games, and spending time outdoors with my partner and dogs.