About me

Hi, I’m Dr. Alexis Kennedy. I can’t wait to help you recharge and achieve a more balanced life.

After 30 years of working with human trafficking victims, I was burning out and that emotional exhaustion was leaking into my home life as well. Working with some of the most abused children, I felt guilty that I was feeling sorry for myself. I threw myself into learning about the biology of stress and how it hijacks our thoughts and feelings. Once I learned more about it, I wanted to share it with as many people as I could. 

Bounce back from stress.


If you understand the science of stress, you can learn to discharge that stress. You can teach your body to turn off the stress response.

How I can help 

In addition to being a trauma researcher with a PhD in Psychology, I am a former attorney who is passionate about staying up to date on the latest science on the effects of stress on the body and mind. 

Some of my most recent certifications include:

I did not learn about self-care and burnout in my prior professional degrees so I want to bring this information to as many people as possible. Burnout is reversible and it is possible to overcome overwhelm!

Selected examples of my burnout speaking engagements


  • District Court, Judicial Wellness Committee - November 2023 (CLE approved for mental health & substance abuse requirements)
  • Las Vegas Strong Resiliency Center - December 2021, February 2022, August 2023
  • Clark County District Attorney's Office - June 2023 
  • Community Partners for Better Health - September 2018, May 2019 & June 2022
  • Primary Care Association of New Mexico - September 2020
  • Primary Care Association of Nevada - September 2020
  • Family Law Attorneys Full Day Compassion Fatigue Retreat - October 2019
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine - December 2018
  • FirstMed Health & Wellness - Fall 2018 through Spring 2020
  • Shared Hope JuST Conference - October 2018 (approved for SW, MFT, Psychology CE credits)
  • City of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue - Summer 2018 through Fall 2019
  • Clark County Fire Department - Fall 2018
  • City of Las Vegas - May 2018
  • District Attorney's Office - Clark County, NV, May 2017 (approved for CLE)



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