About

Dr Connelly


Dr. Connelly is the founder and developer of Rapid Resolution Therapy, a revolutionary psychotherapeutic approach to resolving emotional and behavioral difficulties. He is the author of “Life Changing Conversations – The Power of Transformational Communication,” which demonstrates that dramatic therapeutic breakthroughs can be facilitated in a single psychotherapy session. Dr. Connelly is the founder of The Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence, a non-profit (501C3) organization providing mental health professionals with state-of-the-art training in advanced clinical methods of eliminating the negative influence of trauma. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a doctorate in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Thousands of mental health professionals have participated in his trainings.

Kendra Simpkins


Kendra Simpkins is a Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) practitioner, trained and supervised by founder Dr. Jon Connelly. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. As a US Army veteran, Kendra specializes in military related trauma and provides a unique perspective to treat veteran mental health issues not addressed through Veterans Affairs programs. Before opening Sarasota Rapid Resolution Therapy, Kendra provided Dialectical Behavior Therapy in private practice and provided counseling to a range of veterans from college campuses to homeless shelters. Kendra provides RRT to clear PTSD, sexual trauma, grief, depression or any troubling impression associated to prior experiences. Trained in cognitive-behavioral methods, Kendra finds RRT to be the most effective form of treatment, far exceeding traditional methods or “talk therapy.”

She regularly attends trainings with Dr. Connelly throughout the year and teaches workshops on strategies for transformation and healing. Kendra spends her time as a mentor with the Wounded Warrior Project and is also a motivational speaker for military and combat related issues with Bravo748.

Below are some important facts about Kendra Simpkins:

  • M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, #10765
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Washington, DC, # LG50081640
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL
  • Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner
  • Extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • National Association of Social Workers since 2016
  • Psi Chi and Delta Epsilon Iota National Honors Society, 2014

Why we do this work...

Receiving treatment does not need to be a long and painful process. We are passionate about providing immediate results that make a remarkable difference in the quality of your life, and doing treatment in a way that is gentle and highly useful to quickly resolve issues.