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Kendyl Leasure, L.C.M.H.C.

Kendyl Leasure, L.C.M.H.C.

Philosophy of Care

I believe in honoring and respecting the vulnerability of each patient during the therapeutic process. I strive to create a safe environment in order to foster a trusting relationship for healing.  As a therapist, my role is to be able to use the body, mind, and soul as a compass to help patients navigate through their unique healing journey.

 

I believe everyone has an innate drive towards healing, so I use what is happening with my patients in the present moment in order to move towards the root of their issues—these issues may have caused pain and suffering and it can take time to look at them with an open heart and acceptance. I find passion in helping patients learn to explore issues with curiosity, compassion and non-judgment to transform pain into strength and healing

Education and Licensure

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC)
  • Social Service Worker (SSW)
  • M.A., Naropa University, Boulder, CO, July 2011
  • B.A., Westminster Collage, Salt Lake City, UT May 2005

Clinical Experience

I have worked with diverse populations and environments throughout my career, starting during my graduate internship. During my internship, I worked as a school counselor working with children ages 5-13 years old. After graduation, I was the Social Service Director at Arlington Hills Rehabilitation facility, working with disabled individuals. I have also worked in hospice care, providing grief support for patients and families. I currently provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I also have three years of training in mindfulness meditation under the guidance of seasoned meditation instructors at Naropa University—I put this training into practice to help facilitate body-mind awareness and coping skills with my patients.

Professional association:

Association of Women in Psychology

Helping people with

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Children/Adolescent Behavioral issues
  • Dissociative Disorder- Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Grief/Bereavement and Loss
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Spiritual/Faith/Religious Transitions
  • Suicidal Ideations
  • Trauma & Abuse

Trained in

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Based Mindfulness Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Level 1 Training
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)- Certified 2015
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Problem Solving
  • Sand tray
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy