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Jess Kennard, MA, LMHC, ATR-P is an expressive eco-arts therapist and facilitator who is passionate about weaving together creativity, identity, and spirituality. They have been imagining and creating ever since they can recall. Jess has devoted their fine arts education to fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking. Their formal education in psychology has included art therapy, ecotherapy, sandtray therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, and motivational interviewing. Informally, Jess has studied permaculture and plant medicine, ritual and ceremony, dance and movement, and dream work. Their professional experience over the past two and a half decades has included harm-reduction outreach, community health, LQBTQ+ peer support, sex-positive education, ayurvedic therapies, community arts facilitation, eating disorder treatment, and “trauma-responsive” art therapy.

Jess is professionally supervised by Dr. Deborah Good, PhD, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, LPCC.




M.A. in Counseling and Art Therapy

Southwestern College. Santa Fe, NM  2020


B.A. in Studio Art

California State University, San Francisco, CA  2011




Licensed Mental Health Counselor

New Mexico (Lic. No. 0212071)

Registered Art Therapist

(Provisional ID 20-296)

Member of MINT

(Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers)


Motivational Interviewing (87 certificate hrs)

Motivational Interviewing Training Center


Motivational Interviewing Trainer (20 hrs)

Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers


Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (38 certificate hrs)

Motivational Interviewing Training Center

Certificate in Ecopsychology (66 hrs)

New Earth Institute


Sandtray Therapy (132 certificate hrs)

Sandtray Training Institute of New Mexico


Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology (80 certificate hrs)

New Earth Institute


Mental Health First Aid certification

ABQ Healthcare for the Homeless


Human Sexuality (16 certificate hours)

New Earth Institute


Consent & Cookies: a confidence-building workshop for teens©

Registered Facilitator  




The Sacred Third Creative Well-Being

Owner/Eco-Art Therapist. ABQ, NM


Eagle Rock Therapy

Art Therapist/Counselor. Albuquerque, NM.


Eating Disorders Treatment Center

Art Therapy/Counseling Intern. ABQ, NM.


Global Alliance Africa

Art Therapy Intern. Nairobi, Kenya.


Healthcare for the Homeless

Therapeutic Arts Professional. Albuquerque, NM.


Creativity for Peace (Tomorrow's Women)

Art Therapy Intern. Santa Fe, NM.


Tierra Nueva Counseling Center

Student Art Therapist. Santa Fe, NM.


Ayurvedic Institute

Shirodhara Therapist. Albuquerque, NM


UNM Children’s Hospital

Art Heals Artist. Albuquerque, NM


Good Vibrations

Sex Educator. San Francisco, CA


The Marin AIDS Project

Peer Educator. San Rafael, CA                                

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