I am a licensed professional and national board-certified counselor who has been a counseling professional for several years with experience in educational and clinical settings. I have additional years of experience in the non-profit sector and leadership development within higher education. I work with clients across the lifespan to address different issues that include and are not limited to depression and mood disorders, anxiety, stress, giftedness and performance, ADHD and learning/ behavioral issues, grief and loss, collegiate mental health, and adjustments/transitions. Additionally, I have worked with athletes and performers at different levels (law, medicine, arts/entertainment, business, leadership, and technology) to address clinical concerns and mental skills. With my experience spanning settings for integrated behavioral health, private practice, and collegiate mental health, I also focus on assisting clients with concerns that disrupt wellness across domains (physical, emotional, professional/academic, spiritual, etc.). My approach to therapy is integrative, and my primary orientations are client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, strengths-based, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I strive to provide affirming services grounded in multiculturally proficient knowledge of multiple identities that support clients' personal growth.
Beginning counseling is a courageous step towards being one's best self. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to walk alongside clients and facilitate that process by creating a safe, brave, and comfortable space that empowers clients. Developing therapeutic goals is a collaborative process focusing on a client's strengths and values for optimal functionality.
I look forward to working with you as you begin your journey towards growth that aligns with areas of overall wellness and life satisfaction for you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Intellectual Disability, Multicultural Concerns, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 86540
TN LPC 3909
Nena is the best therapist I have ever had! She listens to me, gives me extremely relevant, practical and practiceable advice. She helped me through a really tough time with burnout. I really appreciate her so much!
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, career difficulties, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
Ms.Kennedy understands my situation and helps me address it through different aspects
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Still getting to know and get comfortable with Nena but she’s been great so far.
Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She offers practical advice and strategies for relieving anxiety and for improving communication. I feel heard and appreciate that she makes herself available to me.
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue
Charnequa has been very helpful for me. She is a great listener and offers relevant and very productive information.
Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts
She is great. She is patient and gives me solutions to think about based on what we may talk about
Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Charnequa “Nena” for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues