Kendra Andersson

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Kendra Andersson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Kendra!

My name is Kendra, and I have a very informal approach to therapy. I enjoy laughing and commiserating with my clients and believe that they are best supported by a nonjudgmental therapist who truly cares about their well-being. I work from a strengths-based approach and enjoy applying science and research to understand everyday issues. I hope to cultivate a space in which people can be their authentic selves and feel safe and supported as they do so.

My approach

I use Emotion-Focused Experiential, Brainspotting, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies primarily to help reduce the intensity of difficult experiences overall, increase support and relational satisfaction as well as hopefully speed up the healing process while also applying practical steps in which to measure progress.

My focus

I enjoy working with adults on issues of emerging adulthood and career exploration, differentiation, and empowerment, as well as the navigation of romantic relationships. I also enjoy my work with new therapists and graduate students or associates pursuing careers as a therapist. Due to my own struggle and remission with Chronic Pain and Acquired Disability, I find it rewarding to work with other individuals with these struggles as well. I also have quite a bit of experience helping individuals with panic attacks learn to manage and reduce their frequency, in particular as it relates to car accidents and driving.

My communication style

Straightforward but kind and warm, I'm laid back and have a sense of humor about the difficulties in life.

My journey to mental healthcare

I have suffered a lot of personal hardship, which has led to my non-judgmental stance. I've also been lucky enough to have people who have invested in me to help me grow and overcome these obstacles, and I enjoy getting a chance to pay it forward.

My goals for you

My successful clients often leave with a better sense of self and feel more empowered to set boundaries and meet their personal needs. They also seem to have more hope for the future and an idea of what got in their way previously.

My first session with you

A time to get to know me, and see if our personalities get along well. You can ask questions about me and my training and approach, And if you're open, I will ask questions about your current experience and your background overall. I like to leave the first session with a hypothesis of how I would like to approach my work with you and see how you feel about the plan. Hopefully, you also leave with a sense of hope that we may not always be able to change the specifics of our circumstances but we can find a way through.

About Kendra

Patient testimonials

  • "Kendra is an amazing therapist. She listens, she’s compassionate, she has helped me through some trying times. She is also helping me work through issues I’ve had for quite some time"

Specialities

  • Chronic Pain
  • Marital/pre-marital
  • Panic Attacks
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self Esteem

Methods

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Experience

  • 10 years of experience

Education

  • MA Counseling Psychology

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Tuesday, June 25

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