Kenny Allred, MS, LMFT, CCTSI
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Hi, my name is Kenny Allred and I am a Master's-level Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-15238) and Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapist. I specialize in supporting adults who are facing challenges with anxiety, trauma, and relationship strains to develop tools for managing stress, process past painful experiences, and learn relationship skills so they can move forward with a greater sense of peace and purpose. I work with motivated individuals who are struggling to trust their inner compass, so they're looking for a therapist who can help them learn to turn up their self-compassion and re-gain confidence in their inner wisdom.
Clients come to me looking for a therapist who is compassionate and calm and who won't judge them. All parts of you and your experience are welcome in our work together. Together we'll dive deeper to explore what you are experiencing with curiosity and compassion as we collaborate on a plan for growth, understanding, and healing that makes sense for you.
Core to my therapy style is a belief in the strengths and wisdom that you bring with you to the therapy process. I'm not here to tell you what directions are best for your life, but to support you as you work to uncover those answers within yourself. I approach therapy through a whole-person lens, meaning that I don't just work with thoughts and feelings, but also work with body sensations, movement, five senses, relationships, and spirituality, based on your individual needs and preferences, to help bring additional depth to the change process. All layers of your experience are valuable and worthy of being seen and validated!
I am continually striving to better understand how dynamics of oppression, power, and privilege impact those I work with. My mission as a therapist, and a key pillar of my personal spirituality, is to provide inclusive, affirming, and empowering therapy for all.
My Qualifications, Work, and Experience
I received my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Southern Mississippi. My graduate training emphasized the importance of therapists doing their own ongoing reflective self-growth work, which is something I have taken to heart throughout my career. I have previously worked in outpatient and in-home therapy settings. I have also previously taught university courses on relationship skills as an adjunct instructor and have provided supervision for therapists and therapist interns. I currently serve as a board member for the Mormon Mental Health Association, which is an organization dedicated to providing best-practice therapy services to individuals from a Mormon/Latter-Day Saint background all across the spectrum of practice and belief. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through Trauma Institute International.
In addition to my graduate training, I am regularly pursuing additional trainings in my areas of practice specialization, including trauma, anxiety, spiritually integrated therapy, and relationships. Some highlighted post-graduate trainings I've completed include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 1 (an approach for integrating the body in treatment of trauma and stress), Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 and 2 and Treating Trauma and Affairs, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individual and Family and Advanced Training for Treatment of Complex PTSD through Arizona Trauma Institute, and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). I am also an avid reader and am continually reading books and journal articles to stay current on best practices in the field.
I can meet with clients online via our secure telehealth platform.