Nakendra Kinard, LISW-CP/S, LPC/S, LAC/S, MAC, CS


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

My name is NaKendra Kinard, and I’m the owner of GLOW Counseling and Consulting, LLC (although I am not currently taking clients). My pronouns are She/Her and I reside in Columbia, SC. I received a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2011, and a Master of Social Work Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University in 2014.

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC/S), Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Addiction Counselor Supervisor (LAC/S), Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice and Supervisor (LISW-CP) all in the state of SC, a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) through NAADAC, and a Clinical Supervisor (CS) through APSC/IC &RC. I'm EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified through EMDRIA and currently gaining the consultation required to become a CIT. I'm also in the process of pursuing becoming a Registered Play Therapist with the association for play therapy through obtaining the required training and supervision hours. I have experience in working in the field of substance use and mental health, with settings to include residential psychiatric treatment facilities, outpatient treatment settings, and school settings providing individual, group, and family therapy services through the usage of evidenced based practices. I currently work full-time for a local school district.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association, member 11/15 to 12/16 American Psychological Association, member 11/23 to Present EMDR International Association, member 11/23 to Present National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, member 08/15 to 08/16; 5/22 to 5/23 South Carolina Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, member 08/15 to 08/16; 5/22 to 5/23 South Carolina Counseling Association, member 11/23 to Present

Specialty Area

  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Group


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance