Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC is about grounding, growth and creating a space for clients to initiate their own body's healing process. 

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Kendra Bratherton, OTA, PBP, Reiki Master

Owner of Merkaba Center for Healing, LLC


Occupational Therapy Assistant License: OR 1008792 

Kendra has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, a B.A. in Psychology, is a Reiki Master and Certified Bowenwork® and Level II Tensegrity Medicine™ Practitioner.  She continues ongoing training in Bowenwork® , Tensegrity Medicine™ and Energy Medicine.  Her Tensegrity Medicine ™ training is with Kelly Clancy, OTR/L, CHT, LMP Founder of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy and Developer of the Tensegrity Medicine™ Methodology.

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Kendra's specialties have been physical rehabilitation, neurological disorders and hand therapy. She has worked for Cleveland Clinic Hospitals, greater Detroit hospitals, Astoria Physical Therapy and the former Pacific NW Occupational Therapy Clinic.

 She serves as a Faculty member for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Linn-Benton Community College where she is an instructor for OTA students.  

Kendra is the Founder/Leader of the Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group (Astoria, OR) which meets for monthly meetings (check our Facebook Page). She serves on the Board of Directors, as Secretary, for the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR) and is a presenter at the Annual PNW Head Injury Conference. 

To learn more about meetings, email us:  Head Injury Support Group.

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From a very young age Kendra was taught the meaning of  SISU.

 " SISU begins where perseverance ends " 

 Kendra's passion for the therapy world began at a young age through intrigue about the mind/body connection. Her life has been about learning just that, how far the mind and body can take itself. She pushed through cognitive and visual  challenges from an early age and experienced multiple injuries over the course of her life that forced her to have extensive Physical, Occupational, Speech therapies and cognitive retraining. She has personal understanding of acute and chronic pain and the devastation of trauma to one's emotional health and well being.  Through her journey and experiences she dedicates her life to helping others through their healing journey and continues to seek out new methods of therapeutic interventions. In regards to taking control of one's health, she encourages 'THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX'.  The MIND/BODY/SPIRIT approach to health and wellness has been the key to her own success and she is excited to bring her personal and professional knowledge to those ready to heal themselves.