Kayleah Pensalfini, MHC-A

Pre-licensed therapist


Ages seen: 13+

Individual counseling, group counseling

In-person & Telehealth


Approach to treatment

Kayleah takes a conscientious, innovative approach to treatment with a focus on the mind-body connection and embraces everyone as a whole being. Her background is rooted in the expressive arts, specializing in dance/movement therapy. She is passionate about fostering creative expression to improve well-being and promote self-understanding. Kayleah will work with you through collaboration to create a safe and culturally affirming therapeutic space for you to feel comfortable expressing emotions and feelings, process challenging experiences, address personal needs and goals, and access self-compassion.

As an embodied practitioner, Kayleah values awareness of the individual's somatic, cultural, sensory, and social-emotional needs and how that can connect to further socio-emotional and therapeutic engagement. She uses the strengths and resiliency of each person and believes that each individual is an agent of change.

Kayleah obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University in May of 2023. She is also a soon to be Registered Dance/Movement Therapist through the American Dance Therapy Association.


Theories & Interventions

Kayleah’s approach is influenced by

  • Mindfulness practices
  • Supportive therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Expressive arts
  • Direct feedback
  • Breathwork
  • Guided imagery/meditation
  • Mind-body-spirit connection
  • Somatic awareness
  • Humanistic/Person-centered therapy
  • Gestalt therapy


Specialties & Expertise

  • Personal growth & development
  • Relationship with self and others
  • Stress/ overwhelm
  • Dance/Movement therapy
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation
  • Accessing the mind-body connection
  • Adolescent and young adult issues

Kayleah is a great match for you if:

  • You would like to improve your relationship with yourself and others
  • You would like to explore the mind-body connection
  • You identify as a highly sensing person or empath
  • You would like to create boundaries in your life
  • You are looking to learn and incorporate self-care practices
  • You are interested in exploring self-expression through creative expression
  • You consider yourself a perfectionist
  • You would like to identify patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you

Insurance & Rates for sessions with Kayleah:

Kayleah offers sessions at a private pay rate of $85 per session for those not using insurance.

She is also able to accept the following insurance plans:

  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Student Resources (Brown University)
  • Tufts
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield