Kendra is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (AZ LAMFT-10654). Her passion is to help couples and individuals find secure attachment bases and navigate through life transitions. Kendra believes that at everyone’s core there is a desire to be loved and heard. She acknowledges that things like upbringing, culture, and family of origin all impact how one receives and gives love. Kendra takes a collaborative approach in helping clients learn about their own needs and how to communicate them in a healthy manner to have more fulfilling intimate, familial, parenting, and platonic relationships.
Kendra has experience with working in a number of behavioral health settings. After obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, Kendra worked with adults with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) diagnosis in a substance abuse recovery program. She also has experience providing Applied Behavioral Analysis to children with Autism as a Certified Registered Behavior Technician. She gained experience working with families, specifically parents of children aged birth to five, while studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Arizona State University. She worked in a trauma informed setting and received extensive training on attachment therapy, the impacts of trauma on the body and relationships, and child development. Kendra acknowledges that parenting dynamics play such an important role in partnerships and specializes in this area. Kendra is training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and uses this model in her couples and individual therapy.
Kendra currently owns her own Doula practice in addition to providing therapy, and being a wife and mother. She finds great joy in assisting women and their partner's through challenges associated with pregnancy (infant/pregnancy loss/IVF), post partum, and parenting. Kendra also prides herself in providing holistic care related to spiritual wellness.
Areas of Focus with Individuals and Couples:
-Prenatal and Postpartum
-Infertility and Child Loss
-Unmet Emotional Needs
-Emotional Disconnect from Partner
-Rebuilding Trust/Attachment Repairs
-Sex and Intimacy
-Phase of Life Transitions