Licensed Clinical Social Worker #27142
***Not accepting new clients at this time***
Kendra Penski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also the Clinical Director at Freedom Within Center. Kendra has been in the field providing therapy to clients for 15 years. Kendra has extensive experience working with individuals and couples. She has spent several years providing counseling to active duty military and their partners. Kendra also spent 9 years working at the VA providing counseling to individuals with PTSD, depression and anxiety and providing case management services to our Post 9/11 Veterans. 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 also spent 10 years teaching locally at University of Phoenix in their Master in Counseling Program and served as lead faculty area chair of the Counseling Program.
“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.