Psychotherapy 

For Women and Adolescent Girls 

 

About 

Hello, I'm Kenden.  I am an American psychotherapist based in Paris, France. Since 2006, I have worked with an international clientele online and in-person. I specialize in working with English-speaking adult women and adolescent girls.  

Throughout my international work, I have worked with women and girls from diverse cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, religions and ethnicities. 

I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology. 

My Approach

My clinical training is in Humanistic Psychology. 

In this school of thought, psychotherapy is not about treating people as though they are broken, or viewing behaviors as unconscious or irrational. Rather, Humanistic Psychology places value on each person’s free will and personal agency. Humanistic psychology is optimistic and focuses on the virtuous human capacity to overcome hardship, pain and despair.  It emphasizes the inherent worth of each person, the importance of human values, and the creative, dynamic nature of human beings.

Specializing in Therapy for Women and Adolescent Girls 

Women

Mental health issues are experienced differently across the gender spectrum.

Cultural and social pressures affect women’s well-being and heavily influence our sense of who we are, what we should look like, how we should behave towards ourselves and others, and what we are capable of.

Many women experience physical symptoms of mental distress. 

Adolescent Girls

Adolescence is a essential transitional phase of physical growth and mental and emotional  development between childhood and adulthood.  I work with adolescent girls between the ages of 15-19. 

Emotional challenges and relationships can be particularly acute during adolescence, and can be helped through individual counseling

Personality Testing

Personality testing and analysis provides deep insight and self-understanding. It reveals patterns of behavior and previously hidden motivations.  It uncover what motivates you, what holds you back, and how to use these insights to improve your relationship with yourself, with others and your performance at home, school or work. 

How it Works

You contact me below to book a on-line consultation.

During this consultation, we focus on:

  • Your reasons/feelings for seeking therapy now

  • Any feelings/behaviors you might be worried about

  • Your goals for counseling 

  • Any questions you have about counseling, about me and how I work

If we both feel we can work together, we schedule your first therapy session.​​

What women and adolescent girls say 

Thanks to our work together, I have realized how to really take care of myself, what it means, what techniques I can use, what choices this means. I have become aware of how childhood traumas are playing out in my emotional life today and this awareness opened the door to a new, lighter, happier, me. I have learnt to work with myself instead of against myself.

When I started tele-therapy I was living in a box room in my apartment and looking for jobs as a waitress, having given up my job and rented out my bedroom. Within a couple of months of our work together, I was back on track: living alone (joyously!) and working on a wonderful (and high-level) project that allowed me to do work I enjoy most.

​I was feeling flat and unsure about what to do 'next'. I was considering moving to another country for my partner's work and felt very unsure about the move. Kenden challenged me to be honest with myself. To be accountable to my own voice, the one I was trying to squish in order to remain in a space and relationship that was familiar.

I was extremely stressed, anxious and making decisions that seemed based in anxiety, having trouble working things out rationally on my own. After working with Kenden, my self assurance has increased, I’m no longer anxious about the future but really excited about it. I have learned I have agency to drive how things turn out and that I can personalize things like marriage to be my own. Plus, I think I have a method of dissecting feelings like this in the future.

I got a bit skeptical about doing tele-therapy initially; but the professionalism and resounding words of Kenden almost immediately convinced me.

I was struggling with a huge amount of self doubt, loss of confidence and lack of passion about what I wanted to do. In the first free assessment session, very quickly my thoughts were "this is going to work, this is going to be worth the investment". So in those first few sessions I felt like I could breathe again, that I was not alone, that I didn't have to struggle on my own. I felt hopeful.

​I had lost a sense of purpose in my job and was finding myself in a toxic environment I just couldn't manage to extract myself from. For me the best part was to feel fully understood, not alone and to experience positive change thanks to many tools and exercises that we used. I have made huge, invaluable steps in my "being with myself" thanks to working with Kenden. So often I have had "epiphany" moments of realizations and new perspectives opening.

I was extremely stressed, anxious and making decisions that seemed based in anxiety, having trouble working things out rationally on my own. After working with Kenden, my self assurance has increased, I’m no longer anxious about the future but really excited about it. I have learned I have agency to drive how things turn out and that I can personalize things like marriage to be my own. Plus, I think I have a method of dissecting feelings like this in the future.

I remember thinking this was exactly what I wanted as we started to revisit my values and goals. I took my notes and my homework very seriously as the work I was doing with Kenden was my salvation. I also liked the action-oriented focus. I felt understood, supported, and accompanied.

I love that Kenden allows me to extend the thoughts that go around and around in my head into a safe space between us.

It's good to have someone who will enter into your experience with you, and see it objectively. The guidance is invaluable and the empathy very comforting. 

This is such a great tool to better understand myself and to learn to rely on my own strengths. I immediately felt clearer on where I was, where I was going and what I wanted to get out of my experiences.

I felt confident about the work ahead and it always felt so supportive. I took my session notes very seriously, often coming back to it in between sessions.

I think what I like the most is Kenden’s ability to help me access what is really going on beyond the circumstances. The way we reformulate, elaborate and look differently at the experience so that I often have realizations that help me move forward, coupled with concrete actions to materialize it.

It's easy to get lost between idealism and pessimism. Kenden offered pragmatic suggestions.

I felt safe working with Kenden in an environment that is open and non-judgmental and where I know that the core issues that I am facing are understood. I don't have the same feelings of despair from time to time that I used to.

 

Contact Me

Contact me here to find out more
and book a free on-line consultation. e

© 2020 by Psychotherapy Paris