Esther Kennedy

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello and welcome to taking the first steps to changing your life situation. My name is Esther Kennedy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW. I have been in the field of behavior health for over 30 years. My direct services have been providing support to adults, children and adolescences.

I have worked as a school based counselor providing outpatient counseling to children with special needs including; ADHD, ASD, ODD, Regulation Disorders, Conduct Disorder, anxiety, depression, Adjustment Disorders, anger/aggression, trauma induced issues, suicidal thoughts and behaviors/self-mutilation and social and emotional challenges.

My counseling approach when working with children and youth combines problem solving, self-regulation tools, anger management, social and emotional strategies, trauma informed treatment, Client Center Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and a Faith-Based Counseling approach. I work closely with the family to build trust between the youth and individuals that influence their lives.

I take pride in my style of a non-judgmental attitude, culture sensitivity, being warm and caring, an empathetic listener and responding empathetically to helping you to resolve your issues. Conducting these skills is vitally important when working with children, particularly adolescents.
If you want to experience more effective ways of coping with life stressors please consider partnering with me to achieve your desired goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #12912 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Esther for 3 weeks

She is good and my daughter went well with her!

Written by M.A. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Esther for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Easter Kennedy is a very supportive counselor. She is one who truly listens and reaches out with clear and concise recommendations regarding my life struggles. She’s also respectful to my life stories/testimonies. Loving her biblical references that harmonizes well with this healing process that I’m in. Her prayers are effective. And you can tell she cares about you when she’s speaking with you. Thank you so much for all the helpful progress I’ve made and will make together ma’am.

Written by H.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Esther for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Esther is one of the best therapists I’ve ever had. She listens carefully, jots down important information that I share, and feeds back the perfect advice. She genuinely cares about her patients, and that was evident to me since day one. She allows me to go with the flow of my thoughts, but brings me back to important points when necessary, in the gentlest way. She has a wonderful calming presence, and I always leave our sessions feeling more energized and ready to take on the week ahead. She’s helped me immensely with my self-confidence. I’m eternally grateful to Esther and all the support she has given me.