Kendal Cassidy, MA (she, her, hers)

Doctoral Intern
kcassidy@pugetsound.edu

Kendal is a doctoral intern originally from Colorado, but she has spent the last several years working towards her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her master’s degree along the way. Kendal focuses on balance in therapy, which includes healing old wounds and acknowledging struggles and difficulties, while also focusing on using strengths and moving towards the life a client seeks to build. Her integrative approach includes a multicultural emphasis, use of interpersonal therapy, and positive psychology. This blend leads to a focus on building a therapeutic relationship where clients learn about themselves in relationships, consider their cultural identities and how they are shaped from them, and work towards a life of meaning. Kendal believes therapy is a collaborative experience, and each unique client contributes to shape their sessions and their goals. Therapy is not just about moving you from a place of pain to a baseline, but about building a life in which you can thrive. Delighted to return to nature after spending four years in the Midwest, you can often find Kendal outside with her partner and dogs, rain or shine.