Kyira Wackett is a licensed mental health therapist, facilitator and creator. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband, Jordan and her daughter, Everly. She is the owner of Adversity Rising where she equips people with the confidence and skills to write their own story. She also sees patients in a private therapy practice treating eating disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma.
She has been speaking on topics related to mental health and well-being for over 10 years and focuses on balancing insight and action to create meaningful and sustainable change. Her specialities lie in communication, boundary setting, distress tolerance, forgiveness (self and others) and cognitive reframe and empowerment. She believes that all of us have the capacity to author our own stories and relinquish the holds of shame, fear and anxiety if we can learn to do the hard work, sit in the discomfort to face our true selves, and trust the process.