Carleton Kendrick

Family Therapist; Author; Speaker

Carleton Kendrick Ed.M., LCSW
Family Therapist, Speaker and Author of Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's: Hanging In, Holding On and Letting Go of Your Teen

Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, author, noted national speaker and social commentator.

His book, Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's: Hanging In, Holding On and Letting Go of Your Teen, has received considerable, critical praise.

He regularly appears on national and international broadcast media such as CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, ABC National Radio, Sirius Radio and Voice of America as well as websites such as,,,,,, and

He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, NPR's The Infinite Mind, The Huckabee Show, CNN News, Fox News and Martha Stewart Living Radio, among many others.

Kendrick has been quoted in many publications, including:
New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, USA Today, Parade Magazine, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, Time, BusinessWeek, Seventeen, Black Family Digest, Boy's Life, Bottom Line Personal, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Woman's World, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Redbook, Working Mother, Family PC, Parents and Parenting.

Kendrick was named by Family PC magazine as the "best Internet expert on parenting teens."

NetClearly said,

"And some of the best parenting advice on the Web is found here, in the voice of Carleton Kendrick, who fields every question imaginable in his Family Therapy column, and offers dry-eyed but loving and sensitive solutions."

He was AOL Live Chat's expert following several dramatic national events, like the Columbine massacre.

As former, resident, online family therapist and parenting expert for during eight years, he answered over 3000 questions from parents and adolescents and wrote over two hundred commentaries.

Kendrick has been a family therapist, speaker, educator and consultant for more than 30 years, and delivers parenting, motivational, corporate and work/family presentations nationwide on topics ranging from the relationship approach to parenting to maintaining family rituals.

He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University.

He lives in Millis, Massachusetts and has two children.