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Kendra King(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, LCSW-A
North Carolina
Couples counseling-Premarital counseling- Relationship issues-Sex addiction- Sexual health & dysfunction-Infidelity-

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Professional statement

I obtained a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University in 2017 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Johnson C. Smith University in 2011. I have 12 years of experience working in the mental health field and 6 years of experience working within the substance abuse population. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate and have been credentialed for 6 years in North Carolina. I’m also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate and have been credentialed for 5 years in North Carolina. For the past 4 years I’ve been working with Partners of Sex and Porn Addicts, which includes providing couples and marriage counseling. My focus on working with Partners of SA/PA is guiding them through the betrayal trauma they’ve experienced to reach an emotionally stable place where they’re able to start the healing process. The approach I’ve acquired to facilitating couples and marriage counseling, has been attuning to each partners needs and helping them be able to effectively communicate how they feel with one another. I’ve completed the Partners Recovery Therapist Certification through Dr. Doug Weiss’ AASAT program and to further implement effective services from a holistic perspective within this population, I’m also completing the ABCST Sex Therapist Certification while under the direct supervision of Dr. Jennifer Konzen, director of The Center for Sexuality.


Message to clients

I believe in meeting the client where they are to identify the most effective approach for them to facilitate change in the different areas of their lives. Utilizing an integrative perspective that includes EFT, Attachment Based, Motivational Interviewing and Strengths Based modalities helps the client be creative in the process of identifying their needs of healing and growth. Cultural competence and the balance of a worldview with spiritual foundation guides me to help those that are lost, broken, forgotten, and neglected. It’s important that clients feel safe, heard, and understood no matter what they struggle with in order for trust to be established in a therapeutic alliance that’s focused on healthy functioning and positive transformation.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

The Healing Heart Center, Owner & Lead Therapist

Johnson C. Smith University, Masters in Social Work, 2017
Johnson C. Smith University, Bachelors in Psychology, 2011

Licensure

North Carolina: P015724 - North Carolina: LCAS-23642

Languages

English

Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$175 (60min)
  • Group sessions:$50 (90min)