I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 12 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general navigate through life challenges.
My theoretical orientation in therapy is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. My counseling style is very laid back; I launch from a strength perspective; always exploring the strengths of the individual.
I believe in work life balance. Some of my self-care activities include tennis, exercise, travel, prayer, music, and spending time with family & friends.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Impulsivity, Life Purpose
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 6501
TX LCSW 106854
AR LCSW 13260
LA LCSW 15822
MS LCSW C9310
he is the best. He has gotten real deep and touched on things that no one has ever touched on...
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with VaKendall for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
ValKendal is awesome. The very best therapist I have been to. I love him and would highly recommend him for anyone in need of true help and listening. He has helped me immensely. He remembers our previous conversations and builds on them each week. He suggests readings and videos to watch. Truly the very best. A gem.
Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with VaKendall for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
VaKendall does a great job assisting you in personal journeys. He is willing to work with your schedule and listens.
Written on Nov 07, 2020 after therapy with VaKendall for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Vakendall listened compassionately and with empathy. His questions were consistently introspective and helpful for me.
Written on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with VaKendall for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Written on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with VaKendall for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management
VaKendall has been fantastic. He is personable and easy to talk to, and he listens intently to what I’m saying. He has a knack for asking great questions that make me think. He always responds to me promptly, and he checks in with me between sessions. I would highly recommend VaKendall!
Written on Jan 06, 2020 after therapy with VaKendall for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts