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About Me

Hello & Welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Indianapolis with degrees in Psychology and Social Work in 2002. I went on to complete my master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2003. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children. In addition to my work in a private practice environment, I am also actively involved in continuing education and higher education. As an adjunct faculty member and internship supervisor, I am able to train and assist Master of Social Work and Master of Counseling students at Indiana University, Butler University, and the University of Indianapolis. This allows me to remain well-versed in research surrounding counseling theory. I also have extensive social work research experience, and I have enjoyed the opportunity to publish and present this research in textbooks, journals, and at national conferences.

My personal counseling style and approach is very conversational, empathic, non-judgmental, compassionate and individualized. I endeavor to establish a quick but strong rapport with you in order for trust and progress to be made. I utilize a variety of theoretical perspectives depending upon your needs and counseling expectations. I most often rely upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness to assist my clients in making progress toward their goal(s). With a good rapport and regular interaction, I strongly believe that you can make progress in the counseling process. I maintain "office hours" for my BetterHelp clients. I pride myself on responding within 24 hours to maintain consistency and availability to my clients. In addition to the traditional email sessions, I am also available to schedule live chats and phone sessions with you as well.

We all need help and support at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process. I would be honored to walk through this journey with you.

I look forward to working with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting, Anger, Career

Years of Experience: 13

Licensing

LCSW #34005388A (Expires: 2018-04-30)


Testimonials

Written by S.O on Dec 24, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, career, and depression

Brilliant. She really managed to uncover thoughts and emotions I never even realized I was having. After having a round of unsuccessful counseling in the past, she has really shown me how much the right help CAN make a difference! Thanks Wendy!

Written by A.D on Sep 24, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

I am very grateful to have been paired with Wendy. She is a gifted and personable counsellor, and I appreciate her insights, suggestions, and constant encouragement. Her depth of understanding and empathy make it easier to discuss difficult situations, and I enjoy the pacing that this platform offers.

Written by D.E on Aug 16, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, parenting, anger, and depression

Wendy has been so wonderful to work with! She responds promptly and is very personable. I was originally assigned to a different therapist, but was unsatisfied with this individual and almost gave up on this form of therapy, but switched to Wendy and am so happy that I did.

Written by A.M on Jun 28, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and depression

I've suffered from depression for 30 years. I have made more progress with her than I have with anyone in the past. I usually won't talk to a therapist because it hasn't helped in the past, I have only talked to my psychiatrist for many years. I have felt comfortable with Wendy since day one.

Written by B.E on Jun 27, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and depression

Wendy is unlike any other therapist I have ever met. She is kind, caring and empathetic. She is also engaged in everything that is happening in your life that from the moment of first introduction I felt as if I was safe. I wouldn't change a thing. Wendy is the best!

Written by W.E on Jun 23, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Wendy is very helpful, non judgmental, and patient!

Written by J.O on Jun 15, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and career

Wendy is very supportive and offers helpful insights to help you move forward in the direction that is best for you. I highly recommend her as a counsellor!

Written by R.O on Jun 09, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, grief, self esteem, and career

Wendy has been really friendly and helpful since day one! She listens and she gives feedback you can do something with.