About Kendall - Senior Mental Health Professional
As a senior myself, I recognize the value and importance of feeling comfortable and independent each day. Most seniors want to continue living in their own homes as they age, and I’m here to help. I am Kendall Van Blarcom, a senior mental health professional and the founder of Van Blarcom Consulting. My business uniquely serves seniors, caregivers, and other individuals in quite a few ways.
First, I offer senior personal consulting services, mental health consultation, and house calls to help with various issues. I can help with anxiety, irritability, trouble sleeping, fatigue, and other common complaints. Also, I provide handyman services for seniors. I can tackle tasks such as light plumbing and electrical work, organizing tasks, decor updates, and fixes for minor damage, among others. I can also help with running errands and other odd jobs.
Finally, I offer my personal support service virtually to anyone who needs a listening ear or a sounding board. You may not necessarily need mental health consultation to deal with everyday problems or to feel heard and understood. That's where my personal support service comes in. You do not need to live in my geographic service area. Nor do you need to leave your home or even get change out of your pajamas. Working with a personal support service or senior mental health professional remotely makes it so easy to start feeling better. With many appointment options available, including phone and online mental health support, we can talk any time that’s convenient.
About Kendall Van Blarcom: Background
I am a recently retired licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) based in California. My professional background spans more than 25 years and includes over 1,000 clients across the globe. Above all, I genuinely care about each of my clients. I care deeply about the progress that you make toward your goals of a brighter, happier, and more comfortable life.
I have decades of mental health consultation experience and a genuine desire to help my clients. As a senior mental health professional and personal consultant, I am deeply invested in the success of my clients. I care about you as an individual. And, as we get to know each other, I discover your precise needs and how I can best support you.
- Fresh, objective viewpoint
- Creative problem-solving
- Ability to create an environment of trust and understanding
- Non-judgmental approach
- Constructive feedback
- Special connection with seniors
- Recently retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Psychotherapist – California)
- MS Clinical Psychology
- BA Education/Sociology
- American and California Associations of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) (CAMFT)
- International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)
- American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
- American Distance Counseling Association
- Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA)
Publications by Kendall Van Blarcom
I have authored several reference guides, manuals and newsletters including:
- Author, The E.A.P. Manual – The E.A.P Manual is a step-by-step guide to setting up a complete Employee Assistance Program. It is currently in use in all fifty states and at least seven other countries.
- Publisher, The E.A.P. Link – The E.A.P. Link is a monthly newsletter containing articles, success stories, legal updates, interviews and special editions.
A Shift Toward Phone and Online Mental Health Support Services
I continue to serve my local personal support service clients in the Santa Rosa area. Additionally, I’ve recently evolved my practice away from traditional therapy and counseling and towards online mental health support and personal consulting. Technology provides a wonderful way to reach clients wherever they are. It offers a level of convenience, privacy, and affordability that office sessions can't match. It also lets me reach out to seniors and the housebound, who might not otherwise be able to access my help. All you need is a telephone or computer!
For those in need of handyman services or mental support house calls, I do still offer both of those to my local service area. I service Santa Rosa and surrounding areas in Sonoma County, such as Rohnert Park, Oakmont, Larkfield-Wikiup, Cotati, and Sebastapol. Schedule your appointment from the House Calls page or contact me at 707-888-2013 to schedule handyman services.
The Advantages of Working with a Peer: Kendall Van Blarcom
As you may know, I am a senior myself. I’ve come to know the challenges and joys of aging. Also, I have found the lighter side of life in my own experiences. Now I am excited to share that confident and carefree feeling with you.
As a seasoned practitioner and mental health advocate, I’ve seen the positive impacts my services have on my clients and their lives. Personal consulting allows me to helpfully bridge the gap between a person’s family members and their medical specialists, aiding in areas that might otherwise be overlooked. Offering personal support through mental health consultation as well as home handyman services allows me to make a greater impact. I can help to improve multiple aspects of life for my customers, thereby reducing stress and anxiety on a daily basis.
My clients tell me I'm easy to talk to, a good listener, and a gentle person they can relate to and trust. I hope you will feel the same.
You’ve made it this far looking for the path to a brighter and more relaxed future. Now take the next step and Contact Me, Kendall Van Blarcom, to find out how I can help you to get the most out of your life! I look forward to hearing from you.