Kendra Underhill was clinically trained by Drexel University and received her Master's in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Dance from Eastern University. Kendra has experience working in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, a residential treatment facility, school-based settings, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS), and community non-profit organizations. Kendra has experience working with a variety of populations within these settings including but not limited to people with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, substance use disorders, and trauma. She is experienced in facilitating group, individual, and family therapy sessions incorporating movement as a core part of the therapeutic process.
Dance/Movement Therapy is a therapy that involves movement and/or dance, to elicit the mind/body connection, and to support in the expression of feelings and re-patterning of the brain. The therapeutic use of movement is a process done individually, and/or in a group therapeutic setting. This holistic approach draws upon the elements inherent in dance to restore balance and integration in the areas of physical function, emotions, and cognition. Dance/Movement Therapy goes beyond utilizing the mind in therapy, to also integrate and engage the use of one's body using movement, allowing individuals the opportunity to express themselves fully within a safe, therapeutic setting. Kendra's personal history dancing since the age of three has driven her passion to become a dance/movement therapist supporting others in experiencing the healing power of movement for themselves.
While dance/movement therapy is the foundation from which Kendra works, she is also experienced in verbal therapy that pulls from aspects of the Humanistic Theory, Sociocultural Theory, Relational-Cultural Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Systems Theory, while utilizing a Trauma-Informed Care approach with a Developmental Perspective. By incorporating aspects of these theories, Kendra is able to support clients in a holistic approach and adapt sessions to meet each client's individual needs. She plans to continue working in this field with a variety of populations of people, driven by a passion to help others better understand themselves and increase self-confidence through a strengths-based approach to treatment.
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