Kendhal grew up in a small Texas town and then attended The University of Texas at Tyler for her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling. She is presently working on a doctoral degree in Psychology, is a member of the American Psychological Association, and a member of The EMDR International Association.
Kendhal has been in practice since 2008, previously working at Dallas Metrocare Services providing counseling to people with severe and persistent mental illness. She has also worked with Timberlawn Mental Hospital providing crisis services to those struggling with thoughts of suicide or recent suicide attempts. Her work experience includes managing an Intensive Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Program for those with mental illness and addiction problems. She previously established and managed a DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy) Program working with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder. Kendhal is the Clinical Director at Dallas Counseling and Treatment Center and is passionate about working with her clients.
Kendhal is trained in EMDR which allows her to specialize in the treatment of complex trauma and anxiety related disorders including PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. She is certified in EMDR by the International Institute and currently a consultant-in-training meaning she has sought continued supervision and training in the use of EMDR therapy. She now provides consultation to other therapists on the use of EMDR.
Kendhal has extensive experience working with addiction, depression, cutting, obsessive thinking, complex trauma and victims of childhood sexual abuse as well as rape and other violent assaults. She has experience working with all types of addiction including sex addiction. She has been trained in the Gottman Method which she uses to treat couples and is a Grief Recovery Specialist who sought specialized training in the treatment of grief related experiences. Kendhal is comfortable working with almost any issue.
Kendhal also offers supervision to newly licensed counseling interns. If you are interested in supervision, the fee is $350 per month as a flat rate where you will have both individual and group supervision with the opportunity to see clients privately at DCTC. Please complete our contact form if interested.