Wendie Vanderwater

LCSW
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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

LCSW #32399 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


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 by N.A. 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 by N.I. 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 by J.A. 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 by B.R. 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