Kendra Penski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been in the field providing therapy to clients for over 10 years. Kendra has extensive experience working with individuals and couples. She also has spent several years providing counseling to active duty military and their partners. In addition to her private practice, Kendra also works part time with the VA providing counseling to individuals with PTSD, depression and anxiety. This work has given her a keen ability to understand the military culture and to learn ways to best help this unique population. Having family members and close friends who have served in the military has also led to her increased understanding of some of the challenges our military members face as well as the families that support them. Kendra has worked with clients from varying backgrounds and has experience with a multitude of issues including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress and transitional life issues.
Kendra is a certified provider in both Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy, both of which are empirically supported treatments for victims of trauma and PTSD. Kendra graduated from San Diego State University with her Masters in Social Work. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) as well as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Kendra serves as the Area Chair for the Human Services program at University of Phoenix and also teaches course in counseling at the University. Additionally, leads the University of Phoenix Honor Society and psychology club.
“I am excited that you have taken steps to reach out for help. I love helping people work towards their journey and guiding them in achieving the life they deserve to live.” Kendra is in the field because she has a deep passion for helping others live their life to the fullest. Her compassion and understanding easily radiate through her work.