MA, AMFT — THERAPIST
Kenshasa Conley is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT 118860). He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Culver City, California..
Kenshasa has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including a group home for at-risk teens and community-based programs designed to bring mental health care services to underserved and marginalized communities and families. He’s worked with adults, teens and couples from diverse backgrounds (including LGBTQIA and immigrant communities and families) experiencing domestic violence.
In addition to his work as a therapist, Kenshasa has served as a mentor for young men of color at the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLA ) in Inglewood, CA.
From his experience in these capacities, Kenshasa has developed skills and expertises that align with his passion to create safe spaces for his clients to improve the quality of their lives and relationships.
As part of the Narrative Therapy process, Kenshasa helps his clients re-author their personal story as a way to reframe how they experience problems. He helps clients separate themselves from their problems so they understand they aren’t the problem — the problem is the problem.
Kenshasa’s Narrative and Emotionally Focused theoretical approach is influenced by his belief that our early attachments inform how we live our lives, and how we engage with and respond to others. He uses these modalities as a foundation for his therapeutic work.
Kenshasa has been trained in Trauma Informed and Affirmative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy (MBT), Art Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. He integrates tools and interventions from these modalities to support his work and to foster self-awareness, self-acceptance and personal growth with his clients.
Kenshasa is supervised by Kim Simmonds (LMFT89466).