Kathy Kuykendall, lcsw

Licensed Clinical social worker

Kathy came to the New Smyrna Beach area in 2015 after living 30 years in the midwest near Kansas City. Kathy grew up as a military dependent, traveling and living around the world with her family. She and her husband of over thirty years reared four children, homeschooling for many years, while also serving in church and community roles.

Kathy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker: a 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas’ Masters in Social Welfare program. Her undergraduate education was attained at the University of California at Riverside. She has over fifteen years of professional experience, serving in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, school and nursing home settings, working with individuals, families, couples, and groups.

Kathy's naturally innovative and creative style shapes her interventions, helping clients to discover personalized and effective tools for change. Using a strengths perspective and evidence-based therapies, Kathy is experienced in helping teens, adults, and families overcome barriers, create hope, and take control of their lives.  Her unique background of living around the world and experiencing diverse cultures first-hand has shaped her ability to offer empathy and insight across a broad range of human experiences. She works from a faith-based perspective and has a particular interest in working with couples, co-occurring physical and mental health disorders, and Asperger’s Disorder. She is a Gottman marriage workshop leader.