KENDALL SMALL, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, CYT-200
Pronouns: He/Him. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA #A17997) providing individual counseling services to adults ages 18+. I completed my Master of
Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I facilitate healing work with individuals moving through concerns related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, grief & loss, stress management, ADHD, codependency, and self-esteem. I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician.
In my work with clients, I utilize a person-centered approach through an existential lens. Working from this perspective, my goal is to create a nonjudgmental and empathetic healing space for clients to make meaning of their unique experience. Utilizing existential thought to make meaning of our unique experience can allow us to go deeper in conversations to look at our personal stories from a wider perspective. My approach to counseling is personalized to where clients are in their world. In counseling, we work holistically with the body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. My intention in counseling is to normalize facets of the human experience and collaborate to create therapeutic space for clients to let go of ways of being that no longer serve them, in order to integrate and make space for those that do.
As a yoga instructor and reiki practitioner, I am highly trained in healing practices and mindfulness-based techniques such as breath work, meditation, grounding exercises, energy medicine, and yogic
philosophy. Utilizing these non-traditional tools can help facilitate resolution of emotional pain, nervous system dysregulation, and reconstruct limiting belief systems. Additionally, having been professionally trained in the use of EMDR, we can utilize this technique to facilitate adaptive resolution of distress related to traumatic experiences. I look forward to being on your healing journey with you!
Additional Certifications & Trainings:
*Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trained (2023)
Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Trained, EMDR (2022)
*Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Training (2021)
*Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leadership Certified (2020)
*Certified Yoga Instructor (2018)
*Reiki Certification, Level 2 (2018)