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Kennedy McGurkin

Lmsw, Mental Health Therapist

      Kennedy graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development with a double minor in Psychology and Addiction. Later got her Master’s Degree in Social Work from University of Denver specializing in Mental Health and Trauma. Kennedy has prior experience working with kids and families, refugees, our unhoused neighbors, and recently in a therapy practice working with people from all ages, and walks of life.

     Kennedy is passionate about helping her clients understand their full potential, by creating a safe space and validating feelings that are hard to handle by ourselves. Kennedy has worked with those from the LGBTQIA+ community, and creates a space to explore safely sexual identity. Kennedy works with all ages, but has a particular passion for teens.

     She has worked considerably with those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal ideations, survivors of domestic violence and trauma. Her previous work experience was at an early head start working with ages from zero-three as a parent educator helping new parents navigate their new role as parents. Kennedy worked very intimately with her families, providing resources, domestic violence help, housing resources, and weekly home visits to help the parents understand the development of their children.

     During her graduate education, she interned for CATCH where she worked as a Housing Services and Support coordinator. Her second year internship was at a counseling center. Both internships provided her with very diverse populations, facing a wide variety of life struggles, and has led her to love that about the field of Social Work.

      Kennedy loves to use Art therapy modalities and techniques, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Techniques, Dialectical behavior therapy techniques, Somatic therapy techniques, and mindfulness based therapies to aid in her clients healing journey. Kennedy likes to walk beside her clients in their therapy journey, and help navigate where they are and where they want to be with a variety of techniques. Kennedy is extremely passionate about the Mental Health field, and describes it as a passion that sets her soul on fire. In her free time, Kennedy practices self-care by cuddling her dog as much as possible, Yoga, meditation, being outdoors and spending as much time with her family as possible.

NPI: 1124704648

License Number: 43814

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