Meet Erika


“I’m always a work in progress and my experiences have shaped me into the person that I am today.”

“Girl, you got it all together!”

That’s what they say. But inside you’re falling apart because you feel so stuck and unhappy. You don’t feel fearfully and wonderfully made, but flawed and broken. You no longer connect with the person that others see on the outside, because you’re paralyzed on the inside. So instead you go through your days wearing a mask, feeling like a failure, stressed & overwhelmed, and/or battling feelings of “not enough-ness.” You find yourself asking, “When is life REALLY going to begin for me?”

I too questioned my value and abilities. I too longed for connection and felt like something was missing from my life. I also sometimes forgot who I was and looked to others to “tell me who I am;” providing me with validation. I wore a mask hiding the anxiety inside, all while projecting an image of having it all together. It took A LOT of work on myself and my beliefs to get to a place of peace.

Although I have the expertise and training that you need and deserve, my own journey and life experiences have played a huge role in qualifying me to help you!




As a Licensed Professional Counselor, with 25+ years of experience in the mental health field and 14 years in private practice, I empower female Millennial Women and Gen-Xers who are struggling with anxiety, and/or trauma. These women are motivated but unsure as to how to cope. While my practice extends a warm welcome to all, I hold a particular passion for serving the BIPOC community. My vision for you is for you to embrace your worth, overcome the things that “bother you, and operate at your full potential.  



The only prerequisite for therapy is a willingness to show up and look inside of yourself. Therapy is an experience that includes your mind (thoughts), an d body (feelings). You’d most benefit when you’re willing to sit back and wonder about your feelings and notice what comes up for you around the things that bother you; when you’re willing to do the work, sit back, and reflect upon yourself. I will guide you in bringing your full self to the therapy room, even the parts of you that may not feel so good. “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”. 


When I’m not wearing my therapist hat, you can catch me indulging in life’s simple pleasures. Cake? Oh, you bet! Jazz music? It’s my soul food. And being a mom? That’s my ultimate joy. Fun facts: I once embarked on a whirlwind adventure, hitting up three countries in a single day. From rainy streets to snowy slopes. It was an adventure! Being a therapist was not my first career choice. I love teaching and the workings of the brain so I thought a neurosurgeon would be the best fit for me. However, after barely getting through a college physics class I gave myself permission to change course.

Education and Certifications:


  • Rutgers University, Bachelors Degree
  • New Jersey City University, Masters Degree
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of NJ
  • Certified Executive and Personal Coach, Valorie Burton’s Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute
  • Providing telehealth in NJ, Fl, DE, & SC
  • Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Training in Brainspotting (currently seeking certification)
  • Trauma Informed & Trauma Focused

Professional Bio

Erika T. Kendrick, LPC is the owner of Erika T. Kendrick, LLC, a Montclair based therapy practice providing services to female Millennials and Gen-Xers who are struggling with anxiety, and/or trauma.  She has been working in the mental health field for 25+ years treating a wide range of individuals in both public and private sectors.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, advanced her education by receiving a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from New Jersey City University, and subsequently obtained licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of NJ. Erika is also trained in Brainspotting (currently seeking certification) and holds a certification in Executive and Personal Coaching from Valorie Burton’s Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute.

Erika is a woman of faith that is committed to empowering women to heal from their trauma and walk in their worth. 

When she’s not working, Erika enjoys all things “stock market” and building generational wealth, live music shows, and frequenting trendy restaurants. 


Erika T. Kendrick

Empowering women to be healed from anxiety and trauma through therapy (Millennial and GenX)

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Located in Montclair, NJ

Serving NJ, DE, FL, and SC via telehealth

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