About The Owner

Dr. Kandys McKinley, DMFT, LPC-S, LSOTP-S

Dr. Kandys is a highly accomplished and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor based in Houston, Texas. With a diverse range of expertise, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.

With over a decade of experience in the field, Dr.  Kandys has cultivated a deep understanding of psychotherapy and has worked with diverse populations, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She is well-versed in addressing a variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, sexual offending behaviors, sexual dysfunction, adjustment disorders, and relationship problems.

Dr. Kandys embarked on her professional journey in mental health in 2010, and since then, she has had the privilege of working in various settings, including agencies, correctional facilities, county facilities, and private practice. One of her notable accomplishments is her role as a co-developer and Clinician Lead for the Harris County Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program. This program has made a significant impact on the lives of young individuals by offering them specialized treatment and support.

Through her extensive clinical experience, Kandys has honed her skills as a counselor and supervisor, enabling her to guide and mentor other professionals in the field. She is a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider Supervisor, demonstrating her commitment to promoting safety and rehabilitation within the community.

Dr. Kandys approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, respect, and a genuine desire to help individuals and families overcome challenges and achieve personal growth. She tailors her treatment strategies to meet the unique needs of each client, utilizing evidence-based techniques and creating a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment.

With Dr. Kandys comprehensive background and dedication to her clients' well-being, she continues to make a positive impact on the lives of those she serves. Her passion for mental health and her commitment to professional excellence make her a highly sought-after counselor and supervisor in the Houston area.

What To Expect

During the initial session at Restored Haven Counseling, the focus will be on your concerns, the reasons that led you to seek therapy, and any other factors contributing to your current situation. The therapist will ask questions to gain a clear understanding of your concerns and encourage you to explore different perspectives on your circumstances.

Together, you will discuss your goals and expectations for therapy, as well as how you will determine when progress has been made. The therapist's objective is to assist you in overcoming psychological obstacles and develop effective problem-solving skills. The ultimate aim is to help you break free from being "stuck" and foster a sense of self-respect, self-worth, and self-mastery.

Restored Haven Counseling is dedicated to supporting you in your journey towards personal growth and becoming the best version of yourself. Each step of the way, we are committed to providing guidance and assistance. Take the first step today by contacting us to schedule an appointment and embark on a new path of self-discovery.