Lilley, Kendra – MS, LCMHC

I believe that your body and brain are on your side, and always have been. In working together, we will strive to help you develop a sense of compassionate, playful curiosity towards yourself and the ways you have helped yourself survive.

I support ADHD women who are seeking to heal their relationship with their bodies, food, and movement. Many neurodivergent women develop the adaptive survival skill of social “masking”.  Masking disconnects you from your inherent wisdom and internal resources and healthy interpersonal connections. Masking, emotional dysregulation and impulse control issues frequently overlap with a strained relationship with food, movement, and body image for ADHD women. These experiences can be intensified by other intersecting identities that carry a legacy of oppression.

ADHD brains are uniquely wired, and so recovering from disordered eating as an ADHD person requires a specialized approach as well.  I help clients build increased resilience in their sensitive and unique nervous systems while also guiding them in creating supportive structures and communities to enhance healthy social connection and strengthen executive functioning.

My clients appreciate my warm, authentic presence, sense of humor, and ability to co-regulate in session.  I am not a “blank-slate” therapist; my clients get to know me in our work together and feel both witnessed and appreciated. I am committed to helping you feel safe and empowered in your body, your brain, and the world.

Modalities: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Health at Every Size, Polyvagal-informed, Relational, Internal Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing
Location: Brevard, NC and virtual
Insurance Accepted: Private pay and out-of-network.
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