Kelowna Therapist - Kendra Mulgrew
Registered Clinical Counsellor, Somatic Practitioner, Trauma Therapist & Educator
- Somatic Experiencing
- Touch therapy & table-work
- Bibliotherapy (offering books from her library for you to take home)
With a warm and accepting space for you to explore your experience, Kendra is a Kelowna therapist that facilitates a process and presents an opportunity for you to find clarity of heart and peace of mind. Counselling theories and therapies that Kendra utilizes include: Solution Focused, Existential theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt therapy, Person-centered therapy, Feminist theories, Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), The Gottman Method, and Multicultural theory.
Kendra approaches mental health from a mind-body perspective. Although counselling is traditionally thought of as psychoanalysis or talk-therapy (which offer benefits), they only address top-down cognitive processes. That is, they are only addressing the mind. Much research shows the importance of the connection between the mind and the body. Therefore, it is necessary for both the mind and body to be present in the healing process. Through integration of the the body and addressing bottom-up processes, real and sustainable change is attainable.
What is counselling?
Counselling/psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. While counselling is generally for more acute situations and psychotherapy for long-term mental health issues, they both vary depending on the personalities of the therapist and the client. Contact Kendra to book an initial session and learn if it's a fit.
What is the experience like?
Although Kendra offers her presence, experience, knowledge, and space, you are in control of your experience. Kendra offers support in this process of discovery through many different ways including conversation, experiments, games, movement, stillness, body-work, silence, and emotional release. Tools for integrating this process into your daily life are also given. Change requires a very active effort on your part. In order to be most successful, you will have to invest time and energy both during your sessions and at home.
I was blessed enough to be able to see Kendra. She offers a beautiful space for you to process what is going on in your own mind, helps you heal, and feel the love and patience for yourself. Every time I left feeling more sure of myself. And most importantly more patient. Could always use another session.
Kendra is powerful and dedicated in her space. She made it easy for me to settle in with her gentle, loving, and truthful wisdom. I am at a loss to find adequate words to express my deepest gratitude for Kendra. I would recommend her to anybody who is ready to journey beyond their edges. This woman is the real deal!
I would recommend Kendra to anyone. She is an expert at creating a warm and accepting space; allowing you to heal and release the thoughts and energies you need. Her calm, reflective nature permit her to pick up on subtleties and guide your conversation and thoughts towards a new direction.