Judy Kendall, Marriage and Family Therapy
I am pleased to offer individual-, couple-, and family-oriented professional help for children, adolescents, and adults facing real-life challenges that interfere with healthy, happy, and harmonious living.
- Exploration and insight-oriented therapy
- Inter-cultural counseling
- Sensitivity to special needs and diversity
- International mental health services
- Anxiety / Panic / Phobias
- Oppositional / defiant behaviors in children and adolescents
- Child therapy
- Trauma recovery
- Cross-cultural conflict
- Work / School-related troubles
- Case management for complex, multi-faceted needs including collaboration with acute care services, school staff, health care professionals, and other community services
- Support and Encouragment
- Finding positive role models
- Learning confidence
- Developing determination
- Relinquishing the past
- Building on success
- Setting and achieving goals
Selecting a Therapist: Are We a Match?
Choosing a therapist with whom to work while you are feeling vulnerable can provoke apprehension. It’s important to feel a comfortable match with your therapist. Taking the time to carefully sort through the long list of therapists available in the community deserves merit.
My clients are working on overcoming both small and large roadblocks to happiness. You may be a part of a family in which a child is not performing at potential academically, and it causes stress on family relations. You may be an individiual who professionally falls into a special niche of persons who face a demand for excellence in performing publicly while within your personal / family world you may be wrestling with anything from depression that hinders progress, pain from crippling conflict, or unmanageable stress and anxiety that impairs your quality of life and health.
You may battle to overcome the hardship of financial insolvency when your potential and your dreams yearn to be realized. You might alternatively be feeling just a bit of nagging dissatisfaction with the quality of your life and want to build something richer and more fulfilling, or you might find the relationship with your partner is bending in a direction that doesn't sit right as it may be thwarting dreams of safe and lasting intimacy. And it may be none of these for you, but somehting else unique to you.
Whatever the personal circumstance, committing to the endeavor of developing rich, satisfying, supportive and loving relationships, building a rewarding and successful work life, and overcoming obstacles to being free to grow into the person you have dreamed of becoming deserves due attention, devotion and time. There is no real means of ensuring with any certainty a positive connection with a therapist until you give the therapy a try. In order to facilitate this, I encourage you to select two to three therapists who might suit your needs, and to have a substantive 20-minute conversation in person with them to "test the waters" and communicate what you are looking for and what your needs are. I would be happy to meet with you for this purpose, and I’d be honored to walk the journey of insight development and transformation to serve you in your efforts toward realizing your dreams and goals.
The initial 20-minute interview is free. Call 415-747-5411 to arrange an appointment, and let’s begin your journey.