Kendra is a registered Psychological Associate (PSB #94027161) with the State of CA. Kendra received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at San Diego State University. Kendra has a MA and PsyD in Clinical Forensic Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Prior to making the change to psychology, Kendra worked in law enforcement for 16 years. She began her career at Los Angeles Airport Police Department where she held several positions such as field training officer, K9 officer, and Sergeant. She then lateralled to Ventura Police Department, where she spent 5yrs before medically retiring.
Having experienced the stressors of the job and dealing with her own psychological response following an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS), she understands the importance of seeking help. Given that first responders are typically communal and tend to not seek treatment from “outsiders”, Kendra felt a calling to help heal the first responder community.
Kendra provides individual and group therapy, couples/family counseling, annual wellness check in’s (AWC), and critical incident response.
She has previously worked at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Center, Trauma & Wellness Center, and Overland IOP. She has worked with a diverse population ranging from adolescents to adults with various issues such as mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorder), trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, grief, relationship issues, sexual issues, self-esteem, and suicidality. She has also worked with several clients within the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to providing therapy, Kendra has conducted assessment testing for children and adults needed for educational purposes, IEPs, disability evaluations, and personality disorders.
In addition to working for Premier, Kendra is an adjunct instructor at College of the Canyons and a recruit training officer at Rio Hondo Police Academy.