Erin Kennedy (she/her)

MA, MEd, APCC
Accepting Clients

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here taking this important step to care for your mental & emotional health.

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Carlsbad, CA
Supervised by Atiya Malik, LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and disconnected? Or maybe you feel like something is *off* with you or your relationships, but you can't pinpoint exactly what it is? Being human can be scary, messy, and confusing, and you shouldn't have to navigate it alone. I have a passion for helping adolescents and adults work through trauma, which is often at the core of many psychological struggles. I also work with clients who struggle with anxiety, emotion regulation, and intimacy/relationships.

My Background and Approach

As a therapist & neuroscience enthusiast, the foundation of my work is an understanding of how our experiences shape our brain. I take a non-pathologizing approach when working with my clients--that is, our goal in therapy is not to figure out what is "wrong" with you, but to understand what happened to you and how that influences who you are today. Just like humans are multifaceted, our therapeutic work will be holistic, pulling from several therapeutic orientations including psychodynamic, somatic, person-centered, and gestalt. Our work together will help you learn to live from a place of authenticity though cultivating your self-reflective curiosity, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the human spirit is incredibly resilient and we all have the innate capacity to heal. I don't believe that mental health struggles are a sign of defect or "disorder," but rather a signal of unmet basic needs for love, attention, acceptance, and compassion. I think that our patterns of thinking, feeling, and *being* were once adaptive to our situation, and are ultimately ways that we try to get these core needs met. I strive to meet every client where they're currently at a always aim to show up authentically myself--even though we are doing deep a important work together, it's important to not take ourselves too seriously (and we may even laugh along the way!). When I'm not in client sessions, you can find me learning more about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, going on a run with my mini-Australian Shepherd pup, or listening to some pop-punk music (MGK, Taking Back Sunday, & The Used are among my faves). If you want to learn more about how I can help, shoot me a message.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session

Reach out to Erin