Natasha Kendal, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
I work with adults, couples, families and children helping them gain control over their lives. When parents feel overwhelmed by the demands of children and family, or need to discuss their child’s unique concerns with a professional, my expertise helps. Often, parents feel that while their child has a therapist, a coach, a tutor, several teachers, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, they feel all alone. It doesn’t have to be this way. I am your ally, confidant and advisor. In families with children that have a child or an adult with unique needs, such as anxiety, depression, learning differences, I offer my level-headed expertise and work together with my clients and patients to solve life’s challenges and make family life happy.
My services are as varied as the families I serve. In addition to in-office therapy and coaching, I offer phone sessions and Skype sessions. Many clients benefit from a combination of some of the above! Additionally, I offer court-ordered or voluntary parent coordination and parent coaching.
In addition to family issues, I work with adults dealing with anxiety, depression or other emotional and psychological challenges. No matter the psychological issue, I am available to help you through it and to be a resource for you.
I work with people of all ages; Infants through adults. If you would like to discuss setting up an appointment, please contact me directly at the email above, or be in touch with our main office. I welcome all inquiries.
Some of the many issues I treat include:
- Anger Management
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Behavioral Issues
- Child or Adolescent
- Coping Skills
- Court-ordered and Voluntary Parent Coordination
- Family Conflict
- Internet Addiction
- Life Coaching
- Life Transitions
- Marital and Premarital
- Mood Disorders
- Parent Coaching
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- School Issues
- Self Esteem
- Sex Therapy
My Treatment Approach includes the Following Types of Therapy:
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Family / Marital
- Family Systems
- Parent coaching – home based if necessary
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Structural Family Therapy
Doctorate of Philosophy
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Family and Child Ecology. Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy; Accredited by COAMFTE. Area of doctoral research: Disagreements about money issues and marital satisfaction. Conferred: 2003.
Masters of Arts
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Family and Child Ecology. Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy; Accredited by COAMFTE. Conferred: December 1999.
Bachelor of Arts
York University, Toronto, Canada. Major: Psychology, Specialized Honors. May 1996 – Summa Cum Laude.
Local and national speaker on subjects of parenting, financial psychotherapy and adjustment to divorce. Recent speaking engagements include:
- Women in Insurance and Financial Services National Conference;
- Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit;
- Institute for Divorce Financial Professionals National Conference and others.
- Affirmations of Ferndale;
- Children’s Services Network of Oakland County;
- Women’s Divorce Resource Center;
Kendal, N. and Houdek, N. (2018). Stuck on Screens – Psychologists’ Perspective of the Current Dangers of Children’s Overuse of Technology. In Press.
Kendal, N. (2004). “Couples and Money Issues: What Do Therapists Need to Know?” Presentation at the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Convention, East Lansing, Michigan.
Kendal, N. (2003). “Financial Behavior and Marital Satisfaction: A Collective Case Study”. Doctoral Dissertation. In print.
Kendal, N. (2002). “American couples speak on money and relationships: Making sense of the interplay between marital and financial satisfaction”. Preliminary bibliography and conceptual maps presented at the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Convention, Livonia, Michigan.
Kendal, N. (2002). How mediation gets to an equitable “Yes”. Michigan Family Law Journal Special Edition, p. 34-36.
Lee, R. E., Eppler, C., Kendal, N., & Latty, C. (2001). Critical incidents in the professional lives of first year MFT students. Contemporary Family Therapy, 23 (1), 51- 61. Also presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, 2000.
Kendal, N. & Eppler, C. (2001). Dividing the emotional house: the psychological power of money and other “staff”. Michigan Family Law Journal Special Edition. p. 64-68.
Kendal, N., Latty, C., Jager, K. “The lighter side of therapy with the Simpsons”. Presented at the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Convention, Bloomfield, Michigan, 1999.
Mongrain, M., Vettese, L., Shuster, B., & Kendal, N. (1998). “Interpersonal perceptual biases in dependent and self-critical women”. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 75(1).230-241. Also presented at the American Psychological Association Convention in Chicago, 1997.