Dr. Kost is licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC53039). She received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, and her Master’s Degree, Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling, and PsyD, from Alliant International University.
Dr. Kost’s professional experience includes working in residential and outpatient addiction treatment, private practice, as an adjunct professor, in a leadership consulting firm, and in a leading sports management agency. Her dissertation research focused on young heroin addicts and their attachment to their drug of choice.
Dr. Kost specializes in working with those who are struggling with substance use and developmental trauma. Her other areas of interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss.
"Reya is an exceptional therapist. She has a unique ability to listen to what I am saying verbally as well as what I show in a nonverbal fashion. She does not judge but instead uses gentle and effective guidance. She has empathy for me and the situations I have created or that have happened to me within my life. I immediately connected to her and have been working with her for about a year now. My situation was one of trauma, abuse, loss and addiction that brought me to her." - Tracy