Kendra Schuh, LAMFT
*Sees individual clients aged 18+, families and couples, is unable to work with Medica/Optum/United Health insurances
Real talk: you might find going to therapy to be intimidating and a little scary. You might be feeling like taking up space for yourself is selfish and that you should just get by on your own, because “others have it worse” or “it’s not that bad”. If you get one thing from reading this I hope you take this: you deserve to take up space. You deserve to be supported, seen, heard, and cared for. Taking care of yourself, and/or your relationship, is the least selfish thing you could ever do. You don’t have to do this alone, and honestly you shouldn’t. I believe wholeheartedly that we are all works in progress, and that it takes just as much practice to take up space guilt free as it does to achieve growth and healing. Life can be difficult and overwhelming and people deserve space to pause and catch their breath. There’s a lot taking up residence in our minds these days, and I think the primary voice should be yours.
I love working with individuals and couples who are navigating the perinatal period, parenthood, communication, connection, intimacy, and extended families. I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Family Studies from the University of St. Thomas and my Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University. I have done training in couples relationships, trauma, and perinatal mental health.
Personally I am a wife and a mom to four kids and we have two dogs. I value quality time with those closest to me and retreating into a good book, especially if it is accompanied by a cup of coffee and a cozy blanket. I fervently believe that chips and salsa are entirely underrated and under utilized, honestly they should be served and enjoyed everywhere. Similar to my out-of office life, in therapy I bring a lot of compassion, gentleness, patience, a dash of humor and the tendency to offer a challenge when it might be needed. At the end of the day I want you to know that this role is my passion, it is truly the greatest honor and privilege to be allowed into some of the most vulnerable spaces of someone’s life. It is something I do not take lightly and do not take for granted.