Kendra Archer, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both California and New York. She received a Masters degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts In Africana Studies from Wellesley College. She has spent most of the past decade of her career working in mental health providing psychotherapy, case management, and mental health advocacy services at various clinical settings including college mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, foster care agencies, pediatric clinics, and a VA hospital. Kendra works from a collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based approach. She believes in empowering her clients to gain control of their own journeys and to define individually what it means to live their best lives. She works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relational stressors, self-esteem challenges, and identity-based trauma. Her professional interests include: crisis intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), racial identity development, self-esteem, intersectionality, and healthy emotional regulation and coping. In her spare time, Kendra enjoys traveling, spending time with family, meditating, karaoke, home decorating, and going for walks with her rescue dog.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced - James Baldwin