Kendra Young, MSW, LISW


I want to help you discover what it is that brings you joy and laughter while also giving special attention to your healing and alleviation of pain. As stated in Proverbs 17:22, "A cheerful heart is good medicine."
Philosophy of Counseling

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." My approach to counseling is to instill hope as part of the healing process. I believe that counseling is about the person, not the problem, and that together we will seek a solution based upon individual strengths.

Education and Credentials

LISW: Licensed Independent Social Worker, State of Ohio (#I-9451)
MSW: Masters in Social Work, Ohio State University
BA: Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, Denison University


Background and Experience

I have worked in community mental health with individuals, groups, families, and couples in addition to working at an inpatient residential unit for adolescent girls. I also have been fortunate to do crisis intervention and counseling for surviviors of domestic violence and their children while emloyed at a Domestic Violence Shelter. I currently am an Adoption Assesor for Cherub International Adoption Services, Inc., and help children get placed with loving families. Areas that I have experience in dealing with include: physical and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, anger management, self-esteem, and issues surrounding adoption.