Mental Health Therapist
Kylie was raised in Marshall Minnesota, a small town surrounded by corn fields and “midwest nice.” Kylie’s parents are both music teachers so she spent most of her years growing up in every aspect of music. During the summer before her senior year, Kylie’s parents asked her if she would be willing to move to San Diego. She jumped on this opportunity. Kylie has always had an adventurous spirit and loved the idea of living next to the ocean. Kylie moved across the country and now loves calling San Diego her home of 8 years!
Kylie went to CSUSM and studied human development: emphasis in counseling. During a semester off, she moved to Costa Rica, learned Spanish, experienced a new culture, and volunteered with children. This experience sparked Kylie’s love for traveling and immersing herself in other cultures. Kylie then took a year off between undergrad and grad school and traveled for 6 months to 3 continents and 10 different countries.
Kylie always knew she wanted to work in the “helping field.” Kylie went through her own struggles and realized how important and necessary our mental health is. She had many different internships throughout college and was able to build her passion for therapy. After, Kylie went to SDSU and got her masters in social work (during a global pandemic.) She perservered through grad school and developed a love for working with high schoolers. Kylie is so excited to be a part of the mending matters team, where “work” doesn’t feel like “work.”
Outside of working with Mending Matters, Kylie will continue to explore new countries, hike, restaurant hop, spend time with friends and family, and be in the ocean as much as possible.