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Kennedy Shenberg, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and I hold Masters Degrees in Clinical Counseling (MS) and a Masters in Clinical Social Work (MSW). I have Doctorate work in Disability and Equity in Education. I have worked as an Adjunct Professor teaching Graduate students for the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and I have supervised interns/externs. I have been a supervisor for investigations for the Illinois Department of Children and Family services for 10 years and worked also with the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Education, as well as teaching self defense. I was the Chief Clinician at Maryville Academy in 2012-2016 St. Vincent program. In 2014 I was ranked 9th in the United States in Shuri Ryu Karate. I have been certified with AFAA, I was a Diplomat with the National Institute of Sports Division of Counseling. I would describe my therapeutic approach as open, using humor, as I recognize therapy sessions should not solely focus on negative feelings. My clinical orientation is eclectic and I can fluidly merge multiple approaches such as behavioral, cognitive, relational, psychodynamic and Maslow theory. I specialize in treatment of trauma, and working with children, adolescents, alternative lifestyles, LGBTQ, and have Jungian dream analysis training. I prefer open ended and free flowing approaches that will include multiple modalities in sessions such as movement, games and artistic expressions. Besides fitness and karate as hobbies, I also enjoy creating art.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Parenting issues Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Abandonment, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.006365


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He is a great therapist. He understands you at a human level and speaks to you in a way that resonates strongly. I strongly recommend him to anyone new to therapy.

Written on Apr 07, 2024 after therapy with Kennedy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Kennedy has helped me a great deal. He has unlocked things that have been on my mind for some time now and I just didn't realize.

Kennedy's knowledge and demeanor put me completely at ease. My sessions have been so helpful to me.

My only regret is that I didn't try Better Help a while ago.

Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Kennedy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Kennedy has been a great help to me so far. He understands the things that I am trying to work on and offers very valuable insights that are helping me to understand myself better. I'm looking forward to continued progress with him. Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Kennedy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Kennedy is perfect.

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Kennedy for 6 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Great person who provides real life coping mechanisms which help from day one.

Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Kennedy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kennedy is great at "hearing between the lines" and can often pull up something I've said and help me see how it relates to my thoughts and beliefs. He also asks lots of thought provoking questions, uses analogies to help make things relatable, and is straight forward which I appreciate.

Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Kennedy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety