Kendhal grew up in a small Texas town and 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 completing the final stages of her doctoral degree in Psychology.
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. She previously established and managed a DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy) Program working with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder.
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 is a member of the American Psychological Association and The EMDR International Association. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and the EMDR International Association's Regional Coordinator for the Dallas, Texas area. She also provides continuing education courses to therapists on a multitude of topics. Kendhal is the owner and Executive Director of DCTC and provides a direct role in overseeing operations.
Private Practice Consulting:
Kendhal provides consulting to therapists new to private practice through her consulting group The Practice of Therapy, on the topics of client retention, marketing and advertising, budgeting for private practice, financial management and insurance credentialing. She currently offers these services at a rate of $120 per hour. You may contact her for this service via the link above.
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.