Kenya Crawford is a trained mental health counselor. She graduated with a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and M.A. and Ed.M in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College Columbia University with honors.
Kenya worked in an array of settings including private practice, the NYC Mayors Office to Combat Domestic Violence Family Justice Center, and non-profits. Kenya serves people navigating trauma, intimate partner violence/ family violence, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Within these dynamics her clients frequently explore struggles related to their racial identities, sexual orientation, gender identity, classism, and involvement within sex work.
In addition, to her clinical work Kenya is a researcher at Columbia University. This research focuses on the impacts of racism and heterosexism on the mental health of LGBTQ people of color. By drawing on a practitioner, research, and advocate model, Kenya approaches counseling from an anti-oppressive and affirmative lens.
Kenya aims to create a collaborative authentic space to foster radical holistic healing for her clients.