Kenya Ford is a Doctoral Level Extern attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC, who will complete a 9-month externship at the Capital Center of Psychotherapy and Wellness providing therapy to clients in need of support.
She specializes in working with young African American women who struggle to manage anxiety, depression, family issues, and life transitions. Kenya received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Stevenson University and received her Masters’ of Art from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern VA. Kenya has been working with young children who struggle with emotion dysregulation and anxiety since 2008.
In 2016 Kenya worked in the Baltimore School System providing individual and group therapy to school aged children with low SES and familial issues, causing behavioral issues in school. Kenya has been working with African Americans ranging from age 7 to 50 years old to manage anxiety, depression, family discord, challenges at work, life transitions, and other concerns presented in therapy.
Her ideal client would be someone of any race, age, or sexual orientation who is struggling in one or several areas of life but is willing to attend therapy consistently and put forth the best effort they can in that moment. Clients should understand and appreciate the teamwork and collaboration that will take place in session to improve their symptoms, explore thoughts and feelings about current life struggles, and improve their overall quality of life.