Wendie Vanderwater

LCSW

About me

I have 19 years experience working with all different types of people. I use many different treatment methods, geared towards what works for you. My style is to be honest and real with people. I am not judgmental and believe many people are too hard on themselves.
You choose what you are comfortable with. Do you want homework or just to work in therapy? Often treatments are combined such as DBT and CBT. We may work on mindfulness along with journaling as a way to get in touch with feelings.
I use DBT on a daily basis so i know it works. Mindfulness is an important factor in treatment. I will ask questions in order to discover what you need. I see issues as a challenge to discovering what works for you. I also believe that you need to do things to make yourself happy. Volunteer, join a book club, it is important to keep yourself active.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MT LCSW BBH-LCSW-LIC-32399


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wendie Vanderwater. 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.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and adhd

Wendie is a great listener and offers good feedback! She checks in and helps me through.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very helpful

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Wendie is amazing, I only needed a few therapy sessions but in those few she helped me focus on healthy coping mechanisms when facing depression and anxiety. I would highly recommend her. She is very honest but also empathetic and respectful.

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Wendie is great and I enjoyed my sessions with her. I found her expertise understandable and relatable.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Wendie met me when I was at my worst, I was afraid and felt broken and lost. I had no idea what therapy would be like and she made me comfortable and gave me tools to use every single day, and I do! I could not recommend Wendie more!

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

A+++

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Wendie has been very supportive, responsive, and a great listener when I’ve needed it most. I would highly recommend Wendie!

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Wendie is a great therapist that supplies you with non-judging advice and an environment that makes you feel like you can discuss whatever is on your mind. She has many tools to teach you so you can then use them in real life.

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Makes therapy feel less like “therapy” and more like talking to a friend.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wendie is kind, supportive, and a great listener. She's been so instrumental in helping me find a good strategy to sort out my feelings, accept what is true, learn how to set boundaries, and challenge my thoughts and beliefs in a healthy and kind way. I am so grateful!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, eating disorders, and self esteem

She makes it very easy to talk to her about my concerns.

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Wendie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Wendie is an amazing listener. She provides a wealth of life experience. I feel heard and understood

Work with me!