Samuel Kendakur, LMHC, NCC, DEI Trained
“It is not incumbent on you to complete the task, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it.”
I have worked for fifteen years around concerns affecting our society's most marginalized populations through organizing, training, clinical mental health work, consulting, and teaching. While there are many avenues through which to ease suffering, I've found that the most impactful efforts come from a deep sense of connection with those you serve. As a member of many of the communities I work with, my interests and investments are both personal and professional. I put a lot of myself into my work and consider my role as a healer to be both an artistic and intellectual project. Working as a therapist involves using the self as the instrument of change - it is a deeply intimate and complex endeavor that I do not take lightly. My presence is marked by an accessible personal demeanor, incisive critical analysis, and an agile mix of seriousness and playfulness. I consider it an honor to be able to experience the depth of a person's interiority and strive to bring both reverence and levity to the process.