Kendra Witherspoon

(LPC, NCC, MPH)

About Me

Greetings, I am Ms. Kendra Witherspoon and I am a Licensed Counselor in Georgia.
I have served in the US Military Reserves, Army and Air Force for over 16 years. While serving, I studied and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences from Auburn University and Master’s Degrees in Professional Counseling and Public Health Promotion from Liberty University.
I maintain a counseling license in the state of Georgia, a National Board certificate in counseling, and a certificate in Reiki level I.
I appreciate nature, the arts, spirituality, and helping people become their best selves.
I am also in the world of entertainment and performing arts in the field of dance, film, stage, and fashion, so I have a diverse outlook on Creative individuals and their need for mental and emotional wellness in that career and passion field.

I help my clients manage through anxiety, stress, depression, identity intersectionality, life transitions, and relationship dynamics. I spent many years working with children, youth, and young adults in the foster care system explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors while remaining resilient.
It is my belief that each person is unique and dynamic and I prefer to integrate perspectives from multiple theoretical approaches to align with what is best for the person. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solutions Focused Brief therapy, Midnfulness techniques, as well as Motivational Interviewing.

Whether it is career concerns, life changes, relationships-of any types, a "stuck" feeling that has been lingering or something that just comes up in your life, gaining the support and insight to journey through is sometimes necessary.
I believe that every adversity or misstep, each success and every joy, each moment and situation is an opportunity to grow, learn, heal, and live the life that you love.
You want to feel confident in your life and decisions. You want to know things get better. You want to be able to have the skills to work through hard times and the heart to celebrate and enjoy life along the way.

I work with primarily women clients, cis-gender or feminine identifying individuals, yet gender does not define my ideal client. I also have the openness to work with individuals of alternative, varying and open relationship styles and sexual identities and expressions.
As your counselor, I will not have all of the answers, yet it is my job to help navigate with you to gain the answers for yourself. My work focuses on building self-esteem and self-concept, increasing coping skills, and decreasing disruptive actions and thought patterns while fostering creativity, self-love, and personal insight and emotional intellect. I offer therapeutic space and time for you to get what you need for your best life and the journey along your way.


My mission is to provide you with the space, therapeutic relationship, tools/resources, and opportunity to grow through what you are going through and live in and create the life you love. The overall goal of counseling can vary from person to person. I help to guide you towards your goals for counseling and your life. I can assist in fostering self-discovery and confidence, facilitating innate growth and healing, and strengthening interpersonal relationships, decision making and overall coping and life skills. You are to expect some changes as you go through the counseling process. With change can come growth, yet change may not always pleasant, easy, or desired. As navigate through our lives, we may sometimes become lost, frustrated, or overwhelmed. Seeking guidance and support through counseling can be the first step that we take toward achieving balance, wellness, and personal fulfillment in our lives and relationships.


My usual hours are Monday to Thursday 12pm-7pm and Friday-Sunday 12pm-4pm in the messaging center-I check these at least 2x/daily.
I am flexible for scheduling live chat or live phone sessions Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternating Sundays.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #008797 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Kendra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Kendra Witherspoon is very supportive and has made me think about things in different ways than I would have expected. I feel much more in tune to my body and my reactions to certain stressors. I feel more in control thanks to her guidance.

Written by D.A. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Kendra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Kendra is my first experience with therapy, and she has been so kind, has pushed me to try different ways of coping, and really listens to me. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by A.H. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Kendra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am very glad that there are some people in this world that are genuinely dedicated to helping others, and one of those people is Ms. Kendra Witherspoon.

Written by F.R. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Kendra for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Really appreciated Ms. Kendra working with me. Because of poor choices and actions on my part, I severely damaged my relationship with my partner and my children. Her prompt replies, non-judgmental support, and guiding questions helped me work through one of the worst times in my life.
My partner and I are reconnecting and my adult children have accepted my apology. I would not have been able to move in this direction without Ms. Kendra’s help. Thank you so much!