Kenna was born and raised in the beach city of Santa Monica, CA. She holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. She completed one year of psychoanalytic training at the Institute of New York Counseling and Clinical Social Work Service.
Kenna has worked with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Kenna’s experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness who have housing or financial insecurities, as well as her passion for social justice, has informed her commitment to creating an affirming, judgment-free space where clients of all identities can show up and feel heard.
Kenna does not ascribe to one particular method or theory – instead, she believes in tailoring her approach to best fit the individual. Kenna incorporates psychodynamics, psychoanalytic training, and working from a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to her treatment. Kenna believes in practicing cultural humility and approaches clients from a person-in-environment perspective. She is passionate about helping clients identify and realize their goals, deepen their communication both internally and externally, and build their relationships. Kenna loves storytelling and wants to help people shape and share their narratives. She is interested in EMDR and Internal Family Systems and is excited to apply her insights to her clinical work with adults living in New York and dealing with the daily pressures of city life.
Kenna’s self-care is spending time with the people she loves, hiking with her dog, digging around in her garden, eating good food, and reading a good book. Her happy place is at the beach.