Kendra is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor who provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Kendra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance from Columbia College of Chicago, and earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a child/adolescent specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Prior to private practice, Kendra worked in community mental health and conducted individual, family, and group therapy. She has a strong passion and extensive experience in facilitating various types of group therapies, which have included an impulse-control group for kids, a psycho-educational Introduction to DBT Group for teens, as well as groups for partial hospitalization programs. Kendra currently runs a Fertility Skills & Support Group intended for women who are struggling to conceive and utilizing fertility treatments.
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, as well as creative interventions 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
- Racial Identity
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Infertility issues
- Life-cycle transitions
Kendra is an in network provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO Site 145.
It is always my goal to create a warm, welcoming, collaborative, and safe environment for my clients. I am truly grateful when a client allows me the opportunity to play a role in the journey of their lives. I am passionate about helping individuals process through their inner thoughts and feelings, and to arrive at a place where they feel empowered to successfully manage their lives. By utilizing clients’ personal strengths and skills, as well as developing new coping strategies, we can work collaboratively to navigate life’s challenges and struggles that may be impacting daily functioning and relationships.
Kendra is a member of the American Counseling Association.