Maria Kennedy, LCSW

Maria Kennedy, LCSW

Maria Kennedy is a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her philosophy about mental healthcare aligns with an integrated or eclectic approach; she tailors her clinical modality to fit each client’s specific needs. She believes in working with her clients to identify presenting problems and to create attainable goals. Her therapeutic techniques include Brief Intervention Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Maria has a special interest in expressive art therapies and is currently receiving training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

The services she provides include individual therapy and couples therapy. She specializes in working with adults and seniors who experience conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic pain/illness, issues related to caregiving, and end-of-life transition.

Maria spent most of her life traveling overseas. After graduating West Virginia University with her bachelor degree in Art and a minor in Art History, she decided to move to Anchorage to pursue her master’s degree in Social Work. She enjoys learning about Alaska’s cultural history and taking advantage of Alaska’s beautiful outdoors whenever possible. She enjoys hiking and camping with her family, creating and teaching arts and crafts, and whenever possible she likes to travel.