Kendra Edwards, LCSW
Beginning therapy can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. I respect the dedication it takes to live an authentic life and to commit to growth and self-improvement. I provide that same dedication and authenticity to each of my clients and would love to work with you to help you continue to grow and meet your goals.
I am originally from Virginia and earned my Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from James Madison University. I earned my Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and I am a licensed clinical social worker in North Carolina. I began my career working at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospitals in various roles including clinical social worker, human trafficking victim advocate, and domestic violence victim advocate. Prior to joining the Cornerstone Counseling team, I worked in the outpatient mental health setting with teens and adults who have experienced trauma and/or other mental health related challenges.
My therapeutic approach is strengths-based and client-centered. I work best with clients who are goal-oriented and ready to learn how to cope with distressing emotions, process past traumas, and develop healthier connections with their loved ones. Based on your needs and goals, I use a variety of interventions and evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, attachment-based therapy, person-centered therapy, brainspotting, and emotion regulation techniques. My interests include sexual trauma, domestic violence, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, gender dysphoria, and attachment-related issues.
In network with: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield (most plans), CBHA (Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance), Cigna/ Evernorth, Medcost (most plans)