Who is Kay?

She/ Her/ They/ Them

Hola, my name is Kaleigh Mancha- Roberson, but you can call me Kay. I identify as a queer Latina w/ indigenous & Sicilian roots. I live in Las Vegas, NV which is located on the land of the NuWu- Southern Paiute People .

I come from a multi generational military family, a family of immigrants & am proud to say I am a first generation college graduate. I completed a Bachelor's at UNLV in Psychology with an emphasis on ethnic studies & fine arts in 2007. I took a year off between my BA & MS to work in my community & settle into my role as a new mom. I went on to complete a Master's at Cal Poly SLO in 2011, focusing on families, trauma & culturally responsive programming.​


Professional Life

I began practicing therapy in 2010 in San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara County & then shortly after, came back to Las Vegas. I started as a counselor overseeing court supervised visitations & working with foster youth. I went on to provide family & individual therapy to folks who had experienced trauma, also offering support to court mandated teens in recovery. I transitioned a few years later into serving young adults & non traditional students attending UNLV, where I was also able to create culturally responsive programming to meet first gen students' needs. I moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to serve as a therapist, College Readiness Counselor & Wellness Coordinator at a high school in South Central.

In 2017 I opened K.a.y. & M.e.! It allowed me to combine my work as a therapist with my other passions. I had been a practicing full spectrum doula since 2010 & trauma informed yoga teacher since 2013.

Since then I have co- founded a BIPOC led collective, co-created the 1st nationally grant funded doula program for survivors of violence & will be launching an Advanced Doula Certificate program housed in the UNLV School of Nursing Continuing Education program in Summer 2022.

White WIld Flowers

Personal Life

In an effort to decolonize my therapy practice, I find that means that my personal life is not separate from my professional life. I am in constant relation to my community. An Indigenous birth keeper I met at a womb healing gathering I was attending spoke into the space & said "We work at the pace of our children" & it changed the way I thought about my work life balance.

I became a single mother at 21 with my daughter. She accompanied me through grad school, world travels & many transformations! When I entered my 30's I experienced an early 2nd trimester loss of twins after a debilitating experience & complications from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which resulted in postpartum depression. This inspired me to seek out mentorship opportunities to explore Indigenous womb healing practicesIn 2021, after another challenging HG pregnancy, I gave birth to my rainbow baby & heart warrior. Beyond motherhood, I am deeply spiritual & acknowledge the power of holistic medicines & slow living.

I am a mami, wife, sister, daughter, comadre, tía & community builder.