Kendra supports the healing of sexual trauma and PTSD symptoms for individuals who want to rebuild a safe space in their minds and bodies. PTSD and trauma can shake one’s sense of self; creating impactful coping mechanisms such as disordered eating/eating disorders and perfectionism. Together, you and Kendra can identify patterns that you can change to create a balanced life.
With guided reflection, creative strategies, and gentle humour, Kendra helps you make connections between behaviours, emotions and thoughts. She believes that it’s not simply nature versus nurture, but the combination of nature and nurture that make us who we are. Kendra also includes feminist theory in her therapy. She advocates for gender equity and seeks to break down constraining gender norms which are prominent in trauma and eating disorders.
Whether it’s getting lost in a new country, being immersed in a book, or trying out a Thai restaurant, Kendra is passionate about going on adventures. She is an animal lover and has spent some time working as a veterinarian assistant, and wildlife rehabilitator in Costa Rica. Kendra is currently running a dog therapy charity which focuses on building the canine-human connection with vulnerable populations.
Master of Social Work with a Specialization in Gender & Women's Studies, Lakehead University (2021)
Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University (2020)
Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology & Minor in Nutrition & Nutraceutical Sciences, University of Guelph (2018)
ARFID for Primary Healthcare Providers (Change Creates Change)
CBT Level 1 & 2 (Wilfred Laurier University)
CBT-E: Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E, Oxford)
CBT-T: CBT for Trauma (Wilfred Laurier University)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers