Kendra Bratherton is a holistic therapist and owner of the Merkaba Center for Healing in Astoria, Oregon. She works with clients of all ages to support their healing journey and facilitates a vast array of techniques that help align her clients on a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic level. She sees clients in person and over zoom.
Kendra believes we are all capable of healing from within, with the presence of compassionate witnessing and facilitation. She has recovered from countless experiences throughout her life including spinal and skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, PTSD, and early childhood trauma. Through her many years of self-discovery, she found pathways to heal from within. She brings forth her personal and professional knowledge to her life’s work and has a passion for helping others discover their own resilience and healing. Kendra has 3 daughters, 2 dogs and 1 cat. She loves being outdoors and cherishes moments with her loved ones. She has a passion for breaking through barriers that hold humans back from their limitless potential, connecting to earth and animals, for teaching and travel. She aspires to become an inspirational speaker and to write a book one day.
Kendra has worked as a gymnastics instructor, jewelry designer, and Occupational Therapist Assistant. She currently teaches Occupational Therapy at Linn-Benton Community College for the OT Assistant Program and serves as President for the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon. She is an annual speaker at the Pacific NW Head Injury Conference and leads the PNW Head Injury support group via zoom. Kendra is currently practicing Tensegrity Medicine, Bowenwork, Reiki and Shamanism. She has studied Ancestral Medicine under Dr. Daniel Foor, PhD and incorporates lineage repair in her practice and makes referrals to Ancestral Medicine Practitioners for more in-depth work.
Kendra is certified as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, Brain Injury Specialist, Tensegrity Medicine Level 2 Practitioner, Bowenwork Practitioner, Reiki Master and is an Ordained Minister.
Kendra holds a B.A. in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University and Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from Baker College.