Sayla earned her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University- Camden in 2008 and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University in 2016. During her internship as School Social Worker in Camden she worked with students, staff and faculty of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds providing psychosocial assessment, supporting the school principal in identifying and resolving student issues, needs and problems. Provided social and emotional support to students, staff and teachers during school hours. Implemented evidence based practices in individual, group and classroom settings and provided crisis intervention while utilizing de-escalation techniques. Before that she worked at Rutgers University-Camden at the Office of Civic Engagement as a Site Coordinator providing college and career readiness skills through S.T.E.M base curriculum for 4th -8th grade North Camden students.
Sayla’s approach to helping
I believe that we all have a story to tell and that our lives reflect who we are as individuals. Therapy is a tool that one can use to help empower themselves by learning new skills. By arming yourself with information and learning new skills, success can come from developing sensible solutions to problems. My goal is to meet each person where they are in life and hopefully together we can grow and learn from one another.