Kendra is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a child/adolescent specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Columbia College of Chicago. Kendra has worked with children, teens, adults, and families in a variety of settings including homes, schools, healthcare settings, community mental health facilities, and private practice. Prior to private practice, while Kendra provided individual and family therapy, she also conducted group therapy, where she facilitated an impulse-control group for kids, a psycho-educational Introduction to DBT Group for teens, as well as various groups for a partial hospitalization program.
Kendra employs a variety of approaches based on the individual needs of her clients. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), strength-based approaches, and play therapy in her sessions.
Kendra has experience treating the following:
- Suicidal Ideation
- Mood Disorders
- Behavioral Disorders
- School related difficulties
- Communication issues
- Gender Identity
- Infertility issues
- Life-cycle transitions
Kendra is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I work collaboratively with my clients to facilitate change and support them as they strive toward
achieving their desired goals. My approach is warm, welcoming, supportive, while also direct and
interactive. My goal is to create an environment that allows clients the ability to process through their
inner thoughts and feelings, and to arrive at a place where they feel empowered to successfully manage
their lives. I strive to help clients recognize and build upon their strengths, as well as develop insight and
awareness into the thoughts and behaviors that may be negatively impacting them, as well as their
relationships. I assist clients in how to learn and implement healthy and appropriate coping skills to better manage their symptoms and stressors, and provide strategies that clients can walk away with and use in their own environment.
Research has confirmed that the therapeutic relationship is essential to successful treatment outcomes,
which is why I am a strong believer in spending the time to connect with my clients and create a trusting
relationship. I am truly grateful when a client allows me the opportunity to play a role in the journey of
Kendra is a member of the American Counseling Association.