In this episode, I talk to psychotherapist, director and founder of the Colorado Women’s Center, Kendra Miguez. We discuss the most common issues she sees women struggling with when it comes to their inner life and how to overcome those challenges. She breaks down the importance of women coming to define their own worth based on personal values. We explore what is changing for women’s mental health in America, the transformational power of motherhood and how to identify if you or another woman has postpartum depression. We get to hear how the vision for this healing center came to Kendra as a result of facing her own challenges and darkness as a single mother struggling to put herself through two graduate programs. We unpack the value of adversity and learning to accept the presence of pain, even when it’s hard and how these experiences can come to positively shape and define us.
As the director and founder of Colorado Women’s Center, Kendra Miguez, MA has worked for many years in the fields of psychotherapy and counseling. After years of running a full private practice focusing solely on women’s health, Kendra decided to model what she preached. With grit and grace, she took a leap of faith and opened her own female empowerment center. Her dream quickly became a reality as she soon found herself working in a beautiful environment, surrounded by like-minded professionals who, as a team, expanded the reach within the community, helping as many women as possible access personal empowerment and freedom.
Kendra holds two Masters degrees in psychology (Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University).
Kendra has specialized training in various modalities of therapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Transpersonal Counseling, Somatic Therapy, Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Yoga and Meditation, and the Enneagram.