The creation of K&B Therapy, Inc. started way before we entered the field of mental health. It began in our childhood and in stories of strength before we were born. K&B Therapy, Inc. is not just a group mental health practice, it is a symbol of our story and a reflection of hope, resiliency, compassion, awareness, and help.
As first-generation graduates in our families and proud POC, we have navigated this new venture not only together but with the support of so many others. Yes, “K” is for Kaelly and “B” is for Brandon, but K&B Therapy, Inc. is so much more.
Our practice is a product of all the years of hard work and sacrifices that our parents and grandparents made in order for us to be able to have this opportunity. Our work ethic was instilled in us seeing our fathers do hard labor and seeing the evidence of the calluses on their hands. Women empowerment and leadership was modeled by our mothers, abuelita, and obaachan. To our younger siblings, thank you for teaching us persistence, dedication, and passion. Lastly, our clinical skills are the product of countless hours of knowledge and skill taught to us by our mentors, supervisors, and clients. We were given the building blocks to create our business, but it was our community and the desire to help young professionals like us that brought K&B Therapy, Inc. to life.
- Kaelly and Brandon
*This blog is an excerpt from an article titled: Exploring Life & Business with Kaelly Arellano and Brandon Shindo of K & B Therapy by VoyageLA Magazine, June 17, 2021