Kallen Bundrick, NWU Trainee
Kallen received her bachelor of science in psychology from Eastern New Mexico University. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in the mental health counseling program at Northwestern University where she intends to graduate in 2023.
Kallen's approach to psychotherapy is rooted in psychodynamic theory, existentialism, and solution-focused strategies. Kallen is well-versed in LGBTQIA+ issues, as well as those who identify as neurodivergent. In addition to an astute intersubjective stance and a keen ear, Kallen has been described as her clients as a warm listener and very helpful to talk to.
Availability and Scheduling:
Kaleigh has flexible scheduling that includes evening and weekend hours. She is currently practicing under the supervision of Dr. Cox as she completes her post-graduate clinical supervision.
Feel free to contact her directly to schedule or for an initial telephonic consultation to see if she would be a good fit for your individual or marital counseling needs.
Kaleigh's Approach to Therapy:
Throughout her clinical and academic experience, Kaleigh has understood how necessary trauma-informed care and the pursuit of continued education in the mental health space is. Her additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with a complex trauma focus provides her with an additional modality to effectively and responsibly assist clients in healing from trauma. Kaleigh is particularly interested in working with adults who are experiencing symptoms related to trauma; specifically, relational trauma resulting in early childhood attachment deficits, likely related to an unloving or difficult parent relationship. A client that is experiencing symptoms of trauma may be impacted not just in the way that they relate to others, but to themselves as well---including feelings of being “stuck,” anxious, withdrawn, or having a persistent low self esteem.
Although Kaleigh’s education has been rooted in psychodynamic theory (meaning an exploration and emphasis on how early experiences and other forces out of our awareness may be impacting our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) she chooses to use an integrative approach including psychodynamic, attachment-focused, cognitive-behavioral techniques, EMDR, humanistic, and person-centered approaches in order to tailor therapeutic services to meet the individual needs of each client. Kaleigh’s primary goal for therapy, however, is that her client’s are able to explore and reconnect with themselves in a space that is safe and free from judgement. By providing unconditional positive regard and encouragement to facilitate a better understanding of self, Kaleigh aims to support her clients in dismantling maladaptive defense structures that may no longer be serving them in order to provide space to find purpose, strength, and meaning.