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Kayla Turner (she/hers) is the Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at DePaul. In her role, Kayla is responsible for providing holistic and integrative education to students to promote healthy, well-informed decision-making processes. This is accomplished by engaging students in workshops, trainings, and presentations around substance misuse and prevention, and teaching a plethora of harm reduction skills to ensure student safety and well-being. Kayla also provides substance misuse and recovery support to students on both the group and individual level to help foster academic and personal success.
Prior to her role at DePaul University, Kayla served as a private practice mental health clinician providing comprehensive clinical services and psychoeducation to clients with the goal of managing various mental health challenges. Kayla received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Newman University. She also completed her master's training at Adler University and was awarded a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a Master of Science in Sport and Human Performance, and a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling.