Kennedy Pagliari, LCSWA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA)
Kennedy is passionate about helping children, teens and younger adults feel better. Raised in sunny California, Kennedy's zest for life is brought into her sessions, something that her clients appreciate, very much. Her authentic and compassionate approach to therapy affords her clients the opportunity to explore themselves without judgement.
With a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work, Kennedy loves to incorporate what she has learned in her schooling with some of those harder life lessons, meeting clients where they are!
In Kennedy's free time she communes with nature, being a lover of all things water-related and she loves to be outdoors.
'My dog, Whiskey and I love to catch rays of sunshine together. I enjoy spending my time near and in the water during the summer. I enjoy camping and boating. I love all things DIY. I spend free time revamping and painting furniture pieces".
Kids are our future!
Kennedy works closely with her clients, using a variety of therapeutic modalities and believes that each person has the ability to make significant changes in their lives, no matter the age. She works with kids , teens and young adults who are struggling with: anxiety, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, behavioral issues, problems adjusting and considers herself LGBTQI+ ally.
When asked what clients can expect when they meet with Kennedy here are her thoughts:
"Our children and teens need to be heard, they are the future. I provide that space to hear, support, and empathize with our children who are experiencing rough times like no other. I am on your side! All are welcome, and you CAN do this. I believe that what you are going though is not a roadblock or a dead-end but a point in life where you can grow into a better you. For the kids I work with, I enjoy creating and using activities to foster their growth and learning."
In working with the little kids, she incorporates a variety of client-centered play therapy techniques along with other industry standards and best practices.
You are Enough, I believe in you!
My doggos, Whisky and Layla are a perfect example of what I believe. When we learn to accept the things around us, as they are, without judgment we can then learn how to live happier lives. They accept me without judgment in the same way that I will acept you!
A few personal words from Kennedy:
Therapy is a mutual conversation where you and I can work through the challenges you are facing at your own pace. It is a place where you can feel welcome and heard; a place where you can talk about what you want to share without judgement or bias. It may not be easy and I acknowledge that.
Kennedy's work involves helping each person that she treats, feel whole and worthy of living a whole-hearted life.