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Kendrick Turner

ACMHC

Other Languages: Spanish

Populations Served: Adolescents, Children Ages 5+

Philosophy

I know from experience that change is difficult. Yet the fascinating thing about change is that change is inevitable. Change is quite possibly the only thing that we as humans cannot control. I believe that there are (for the most) part two ways to change: deliberately or accidentally. When a client chooses to come to therapy for change, it is my job and honor as a therapist to help the client deliberately make the changes that they desire. The changes can be emotional, behavioral, interpersonal or insight oriented. In my practice, I feel the most honored when a client can look me in the eyes and say “Kendrick, I don’t need you anymore, this change is permanent”.
I use an individualized approach to therapy always doing my best to learn and implement what works best for the client. Most of my treatment methods are heavily influenced by Existential Psychotherapy, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT and Play Therapy.

Education and Professional Background

Kendrick’s undergraduate studies were completed at Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Kendrick later earned an Education Specialist Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University.

Kendrick has worked in various other settings including as a Home Lead at a Youth Residential Treatment Center and as a Mental Health Technician at a Psychiatric Hospital for adult patients. Previous to working at Davis Behavioral Health inc., Kendrick was a Youth and Family Counselor Intern at a non-profit youth community mental health clinic in Tallahassee, Florida.

Personal Interests

Kendrick has a wide variety of interests when he is not working. Kendrick consider’s himself to be a bookworm and a is a self proclaimed “Psychology and Philosophy Nerd”. Kendrick can be seen reading random psychological studies or random philosophy books. In addition, Kendrick considers himself to be the biggest college basketball fan in the state of Utah, where he passionately cheers on his childhood favorite team, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Kendrick is heavily interested in fitness and was once a Certified Personal Trainer. He enjoys staying active by playing sports, lifting weights and enjoying the outdoors.

Specialties

Abuse
ADHD
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Disorders
Blended Families
Borderline Personality Disorder
Bullying
Childhood Adjustment Issues
Depression
Family Counseling
Grief/Loss
Guilt
Major Life and Family Changes
Mood Disorders
Neglect
Parent/Child Conflict
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Positive Parenting
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Self-Harm
Self-Worth
Shame
Stress Management
TF-CBT – Target Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma Recovery