Rate: $75 for individual, $90 for couples
Locations: Coppell & Online
Kendra brings over 30 years of combined experience in biology, secondary education, child development, ministry, and psychology into her wholehearted work as a therapist.
She attended Texas Tech University where she completed a BS in Biology and met her husband, David. As a middle and high school teacher, Kendra often found herself supporting students as they worked through their struggles. Following a move to Dallas, she went on to receive her master’s in biology from University of North Texas.
While bringing up her three children she shifted her interest and pursued a masters from Dallas Theological Seminary to grow spiritually and be equipped with God’s Word to serve others.
After working for non-profit agencies helping those in crisis pregnancy and through the adoption process, she pursued a counseling degree from Amberton University so that she could solely focus on helping people with the deeper challenges in their lives.
Kendra has counseled those in crisis and in need of a high level of care. She has worked with adults, marriages, families, and teens addressing a wide range of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief and loss, life transitions and parenting challenges. Most recently, she worked at Meier Clinics Catalyst, a Christ-centered partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient mental health program.
Drawing on her educational, clinical and life experience, Kendra considers the whole person – body, mind and spirit. She is especially passionate to hear each person’s individual story, identify their needs and strengths, and work collaboratively with them to find strategies that give a greater sense of identity, purpose and growth.
Kendra brings a unique perspective to therapy. Through her own journey of making sense of her growing up years, her identity as a woman, her role as a wife and mother raising three adult children, a mother-in-law to two, and a grandmother to three, she has a broad range of life experience. This life experience allows Kendra to help individuals, couples, and families gain insight, reorganize their own experiences, and create new patterns of dealing with the challenges they face in relationships and life. Kendra relies on these experiences to help her clients work through relationship and marital issues as well as parenting challenges. Kendra also has a special interest in helping clients navigate matters associated with their faith and spiritual growth.
Kendra meets each person at their specific place of need with empathy and understanding. She deeply values the belief that life change takes place in the context of relationships that are authentic and trustworthy. Kendra employs an integrative approach to counseling that incorporates various evidence-based techniques and interventions tailored to the unique treatment needs of each person and family.
Kendra’s methods and approach include family systems, attachment, interpersonal neurobiology awareness, and emotional focused techniques. She is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator (pre-marital/marriage) and trained in EMDR therapy.
Kendra helps clients attain new skills such as:
• gaining control over thought patterns and anxiety
• healthy emotional regulation
• maintaining and deepening relationships
• combating perfectionism
• learning mindfulness
• understanding toxic shame
• setting healthy personal and interpersonal boundaries
• enhancing a sense of identity and voice
When not counseling, Kendra enjoys spending time with her family (especially the grandkids!), always looking to learn something new, working out and being active outdoors running, hiking, or walking her Greater Swiss Mountain dog, Chapel.
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