Dr. Kendra Williby is a visiting professor of clinical psychology in the Clinical PsyD program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in English from the University of Washington, an MA in psychology from Pepperdine University, and a PsyD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University in Los Angeles. Dr. Williby completed her predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the Washington State Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) clinic, where she worked as one of the testing specialists for neurodevelopmental disorders. Before pursuing her PsyD, Dr. Williby worked in public policy and international affairs. She collaborated with marginalized and underserved communities in Los Angeles to create policy changes that represented their values and boosted their self-determination. Her clinical and research interests involve working with grief and loss within the family system, medical trauma and chronic pain or illness, and anti-fat stigma and weight bias in healthcare settings. She is the program coordinator and clinical supervisor at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, which provides family and couples therapy training.
- Psychotherapy (family systems, relational health, sexuality and intimacy within couples, grief and loss)
- Autism spectrum disorder (assessment and neurodivergent affirming care)
- Clinical training (supervision and person-of-the-therapist)
- Social justice and advocacy work as mental health providers (context-driven assessment, fat-positive therapeutic interventions for treating eating disorders and body dysmorphia)