Mikyla Young-Bayless


Mikyla Young-Bayless


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 2771
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • AmeriGroup
  • Cenpatico
  • Medicaid
  • Optum/United Health Care
Fees: I can provide documentation for you to submit for "out of network coverage."
$80 discount rate for cash pay
Evening Availability


439 N. McLean Blvd
Suite 102
Wichita, Kansas 67203

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that every one of my clients shows incredible courage and vulnerability by having made it this far in life. My relationship with my clients is based on identifying strengths, finding creative solutions, and looking at life through a lens of grace, hope, and sometimes humor. It is my belief that regardless of what you are going through and what little control you might have, it is the last and best human dignity to choose how you will walk through it. As a calm, empathetic presence, I hope you will allow me to join you on your journey, and that you will know "what matters most is how well you walk through the fire."

I counsel individuals, couples, and families, and have a special knack for working with teenagers. I am available to take new clients and would be honored to hear your story and walk with you towards healing.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Our lives are stories, with several moving parts, characters, and conflicts. When I see people, I see stories, and the time I spend with clients in therapy reveals the deepest and most true parts of the lives. The moments that a client chooses to be courageous and vulnerable are so inspiring to me, and speak to the hope that they hold within themselves.
I love being a therapist for the process of learning who someone is and the opportunity to be a character (minor or major) in their story. I treasure the moments when it is hard to speak, when it is easy to laugh, and when an epiphany is made and a client's eyes light up with new possibility. The process is always worth it.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

If going to therapy means you are weak and flawed, then taking a shower means you are a dirty, disgusting person. Perhaps going to therapy means you HAVE weaknesses and flaws, but owning those as a part of your identity can be crippling. Therapy is helpful for you emotional and mental health in the same way exercising is helpful for your physical health. Going to therapy can mean your weaknessesflaws are not loud enough or convincing enough to tell you that you're still worthy of help and making change, and that you are humble and brave enough to ask for a push. Although therapy is still stigmatized in some ways, scheduling a session and asking for help is perhaps a sign that your strength to live is stronger than your desire to quit.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Breathwork
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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