Wendy Abel

(LPC)

About Me

As a woman in the counseling profession now for over 23 years, I am pleased to say I still love this work. I have extensive experience that can make a difference to you. I finished graduate school from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh with a Master's in Counseling in 1997 - from there I went on to work with young people with delinquent behaviors, trauma and mood disorders. Along the way I supervised staff providing services in a residential treatment facility, eventually earned my licensed and have been working in community clinic settings providing quality psychotherapy. I have a warm, approachable, kind approach. I know how to help you find the answer that is right for you. I work from the theoretical framework of Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT) and love the structure this gives as I combine specific DBT strategies with a style that encourages processing, personal growth and a feminist background.

Personally, I am a mom, stepmom, wife/partner, sister, friend, daughter, neighbor, quilter, grandmother and therapist. I work full-time, BetterHelp is my side hustle. My experience work with the LGBTQ+ community, including writing letters for gender reassignment. I understand the importance of providing services that are congruent to the unique and individual needs of all members of all marginalized communities. I encourage growth, self-awareness, understanding and self-care. Strategies are always around mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and relationship enhancement.

My overall intention is to help you find the best way to live a life with meaning, joy and satisfaction.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3365 (Expires: 2021-02-28)