A Little About Me: The Therapist Behind the Transformation
You’re here because you seek understanding, harmony, and love in your relationship. But who am I, how can I help you, and why should you make an investment in your relationship by hiring me?
Qualification Beyond Credentials
My name is Kendra Capalbo. With great experience in clinical therapy, I am more than just the certificates hanging on my wall. I stay on the cutting edge of therapeutic evolution, and ensure my techniques remain advanced, frequently particpating in workshops and trainings.
A Bit On My Personality Traits
My strength lies in the fact that I can be profoundly emotional but at the same time am analytically inclined. I can work with people who are skeptical about therapy and also with those bearing the weight of insecurities masked by narcissism.
My expertise lies in harmonizing the communciation process.
The Path to Mutual Language
Often, rifts widen when partners “speak” different emotional languages. My ability to bridge these gaps and make communication fluid, fosters understanding, and breaks apart repetitive negative patterns.
Your Sanctuary of Safety
With me, therapy transitions beyond traditional settings. I appreciate the sanctity of your time, privacy, and comfort. Where better to unravel, understand, and heal than your familiar space, amidst cherished mementos and maybe your dog or cat? The safety of your environment, coupled with the emotional safety I will cultivate, sets the stage for genuine breakthroughs.
Commitment & Passion: My Cornerstones
Clients often find themselves drawn to my unbridled passion for couples therapy. Many might find the process taxing. For me, it’s invigorating. Witnessing pain, cradling hopes, and creating pathways back to love isn’t just a profession—it’s my calling.
Your relationship’s health reverberates through every facet of your life. With me, the emphasis isn’t just on healing—it’s about maximizing the positive effects therapy can have to make the relationship more than it ever was. And this commitment, paired with your willingness, can make all the difference in the world.
BA from Boston University – 1998
Peace Corps – Kingston, Jamaica – 1998-1999
MSW from University of Denver – 2003
The Gottman Method – Completed Level 3 as well as workshop trainings
The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Completed Externship and Core Skills Training
Certified AANE Neurodiverse Couples Therapist
Certification in Consensual Non-Monogamy
Sex therapist – Sexual Health Alliance Sex Therapy Training Program
I don’t take lightly the importance of what we do when we meet.
Our romantic relationships are the nucleus of our lives – and when they’re healthy, the positive impact permeates every other area. Likewise, when we’re struggling in that relationship, the negative current impacts everything else, including work and our children.
Couples therapy is an investment in your relationship – and future. This investment is far more important than that made for a wedding day, a vacation, or a house. What good is any of that if the relationship falls apart?
It may be the last attempt at saving your relationship, and I‘m humbled by your willingness to invite me into that experience.
I will always give you the best of me. I’ll work hard – even when you’re exhausted and don’t know if you can do it anymore.
Couples therapy can be difficult, but my goal is always to make it as easy as possible. Even when I am direct, I’ll always hold your relationship with compassion and empathy and when appropriate, I will use humor to lighten the mood.
Going to couples therapy can feel scary. I recognize that.
I understand the nervousness – the fear that you’ll be judged – or that it won’t work. I know you may worry it will lead to more conflict as you – and your partner – share your deeper truths.
I relate to all of these feelings because I, too, have gone to couples therapy. I’m biased, but I believe everyone can benefit from it. And, for me, it had a positive impact on my relationship with my husband.
One reason my experience was so positive was that I knew what to look for. I was aware that many therapists who offer couples therapy have not had any specified training in it. I knew to look for someone who had sought it out on their own, and I looked for someone with training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
I have heard countless stories from clients who have had negative experiences with couples therapy in the past. It’s blatantly obvious as they speak that it failed because the clinician was trying to do individual therapy with two people in the room – instead of couples therapy. Rookie mistake.
I can’t stress enough how much this is a pet peeve of mine. As I began developing more of an interest in couples therapy, I made sure to seek out as much training as I could find. I completed my bachelor’s degree at Boston University and earned my master’s from the University of Denver. But my training in couples therapy did not happen at either of those schools, as is typical for most programs other than those for Marriage and Family Therapy. I dipped my toes into couples therapy through a program at the Denver Family Institute while I was in graduate school and I was hooked. But I knew that brief introduction in no way made me competent. As a result, I’m constantly putting forth the effort to continue my education and training – to serve you better.
I have extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, Sex Therapy and Discernment Counseling. I have also completed numerous trainings with Esther Perel, Dan Wile, Barry McCarthy, and many others. I’ve attended couples therapy seminars through Harvard University, am certified by the AANE as a Neurodiverse Couples therapist and am certified by the Sexual Health Alliance as a Consensual Non-Monogamy therapist.
Previous clients have stated that at the end of therapy with me they have greater intimacy and connectedness in their relationship and are better able to manage conflicts when they arise.
This has also been my personal experience as a client.
I often hear from couples long after they’ve finished with me stating how much closer they feel after therapy, closer in fact than they did at any other time in their relationship.
This can be true of your relationship, too!
Reach out now by calling me at (774) 219-0943. We can begin the process of creating your success story together.
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The entire focus of my practice is working with couples. It is my passion and as such, I have sought out extensive training specifically focused on couples therapy and continue to do so. I carry a smaller caseload and offer the couples I work with more availability, accessibility, and flexibility than is typical with most therapy practices. As a result, the investment is $750 per 90-minute session. Please note that I do not accept insurance.
Use this form to schedule a complimentary consultation. Or, if you prefer, you can send me a text or call and leave a voicemail at 774-219-0943.
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“While my goal is to make couples therapy as easy as possible, it can be difficult, especially when you’re exhausted and don’t know if you can do it anymore. I challenge the attitudes and actions of my clients in ways other therapists will not, and my clients find that appealing and respond well to it.
Additionally, I work only with clients who I think I can help, and this leads to the high rate of my success. Our initial, no-obligation consultation is a two-way interview so we will all know if moving forward together is wise. Feel free to reach out to me – I am here to assist you in putting things back together again.”
Putting It All Back Together
I was ready to move out and split all assets with my wife. My children asked through my wife to consider going to counseling. I eventually relented and began to research therapists and techniques. I became convinced that if I was going to go through the time and expense of counseling it needed to be a therapist the specifically dealt with couples and used the Gottman technique. Eventually narrowed it down to two, Kendra and Dr. X (not named to be fair). Dr. X had plush office, tight booking schedule, fairly narrow regimentation and appeared to be very successful at what he does. Kendra’s office was sparse and small, a reasonable flexible schedule and indicated flexibility within reason. Kendra said she was glad I was “interviewing” therapists recognizing the need to be open and comfortable. She also did not charge for the initial visit. After back and forth discussion with my wife we decided on Kendra. She worked with us for a couple of months getting to the roots of our problems and help us to be able to communicate with each other. The result is we have not been this happy together in over twenty years. Still a work in progress but certainly heading in the right direction. Bottom line is I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kendra if you are seeking to repair a broken marriage. Does this mean she went easy on me? No, she was fair and unbiased. She picked up on underlying issues and allowed us to work them out.
In short, I can’t recommend Kendra enough and she’s improved my marriage and myself in more ways than I ever thought possible. Kendra is incredibly professional, compassionate, and intuitive. I’ve been seeing her with my husband for over a year now, and we want to keep Kendra as a part of our life as long as possible. We’d been together for about 9 years (married for 5) when we decided to seek some support. Personally, we were seeking better ways to communicate with each other, and didn’t understand how sometimes (despite our best intentions) we ended up missing the mark (offending each other, going to bed angry or confused). We’ve learned the tools to reframe how we think about communication and our relationship, and also so much more. Kendra is a strong couples therapist, not only for her incredible knowledge and experience in the subject, but also her ability to mold the sessions depending on what needs attention. We’ve worked through various crises together (personal, professional, and existential), and more mundane disagreements about chores. Big and small, Kendra is truly talented at working any issues we’ve had. Couples therapy is really hard. It’s hard (for me at least) to admit and ask for help. Sometimes, I feel emotionally drained after a session. But I know the support and therapy Kendra has provided has made my life and my relationship better. Every session, I feel like I become a better person and that is truly priceless. We consistently say it’s the best thing we’ve ever done.
I have been seeing Kendra for quite some time now… what I love most about Kendra is that she is “real”… she tells you like it is and she gives you things to work on and it’s up to us to do the work… I have seen many therapists in my past and she is by far the best one I’ve ever came across… Kendra thank you for making ME see the light at the end of the tunnel again… couldn’t have done it without your guidance!❤️
Kendra is hands down the best therapist that I’ve ever had (okay I’ve only had three, but she was the best – far and away). My partner and I worked through some communication issues with her and our time with her was truly a joy. She helped us learn to communicate better, repair damage after a fight, and made sure that we were keeping our “love tanks” full. I highly recommend Kendra as a couples therapist.
Kendra was prompt to get back to me as soon as I reached out inquiring about couple’s therapy. She is upfront with her pricing and methods. She is so helpful, knowledgeable and a great person to work with. I highly recommend Kendra to anyone considering couples therapy!
Kendra has helped us tremendously. She pointed out where we weren’t communicating well, giving us tips along the way. We slowly made improvements. After a few months, we went from many tears and lots of frustration, to laughter and finding the relationship we had from the years early on in our relationship. I highly recommend Kendra as a couples therapist. She is wonderful, down to earth, intelligent and very talented.