Wendy "Gwen" Bodnaruk, LPC
Welcome and Hello! Thank you for taking your time to get to know me but I want to stress that the most important person in our relationship is YOU! My name is Gwen Bodnaruk. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a School Certified Counselor, and a Life Coach. I used to be a financial executive on Wall Street but found my work unfulfilling and learned through the help of counseling and coaching that my true passion and calling was helping people. I started a life coaching business and obtained my masters in professional counseling.
Everyone seeking counseling is unique in their upbringing, beliefs and experiences. I use a variety of counseling techniques that are tailored to each one of my clients. My clients benefit from an eclectic approach of combining solution focused therapy, cognitive behavior therapy as well as psycho-educational therapy to help them gain insight into themselves and to assist them in healing fresh and childhood wounds. My goal is to help people remove barriers that have been erected to help them reach the potential of their best selves. Central to the reason I became a therapist is that I credit several therapists throughout my journey in helping me.
Living abroad and learning and communicating in other languages has been instrumental in shaping my worldview and values. My largest treasure in life is my circle of friends comprised of people from all different races, religions and walks of life. For fun I enjoy experiences. I love exploring new places and new people. I got married later in life and am the mother to a dog and a cat and do volunteer work for our local shelter. I am also an active participant in our church. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
PA LPC PC011341
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wendy "Gwen" Bodnaruk. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
She’s so sweet and down to the earth. She’s really been helping me. Thankful for her.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Wendy "Gwen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have been working with Gwen for almost a year and she has helped me grow and look into other aspects of my life that I was lacking. She listens to me, and helps me improve my own personal life. Great advice as well as very responsive with messages and open to talk! I will definitely recommend Gwen!
Written on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Wendy "Gwen" for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Gwen is absolutely amazing. She is super understanding and really helps with the cognitive behavior therapy. The conversation is always about me and what I would like to work on, she is very serious about making sure we hit all points! I really appreciate that and I appreciate her in general. I love the worksheets that she provides also, I actually find them to be FUN! I look forward to communicating with her over messenger daily, and over video once a week. I really recommend her services, she is a very intelligent counselor with a lot of useful knowledge to go around!
Written on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Wendy "Gwen" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I am still very new working with Gwen, but so far she has been incredibly supportive and helpful. She makes the conversation helpful, even when I don't know what I need or want to work through. She is honest but understanding in what she hears from you and will give very helpful feedback and exercises for every day practices.
Written on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Wendy "Gwen" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd