Kendra Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counseling and Counseling Practicum and Internship Coordinator

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Counseling

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Phone: 616-222-1455


Kendra worked as a school based therapist and a clinical mental health outpatient therapist before joining the counseling faculty at GRTS. She is a pastor's daughter and enjoys working alongside her parents in the ministry.

"Counseling is a ministry and I must do God's work, assisting in the healing and growth of children and families, but also guiding students in utilizing the gifts that God has placed within them as they transform the lives of many through the ministry of counseling."


  • License Professional Counselor—Michigan
  • License Professional Counselor—Ohio
  • License Professional School Counselor—Michigan
  • License Professional School Counselor—Ohio
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Certified Family Life Educator


  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Ohio University (2017)
  • M.Ed., Counseling, Ohio University (2011)
  • B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Bowling Green State University (2009)


—Baking from scratch
—Watching sports (basketball)
—Spending time with friends and family


—Mental health and the black church
—Intersectionality of religion, spirituality, ethnicity and mental health
—Counselor education and supervision
—Multicultural issues and concerns
—Counseling children and adolescents
—Play therapy
—Increasing multicultural competence
—Leadership and advocacy