Wendy Galyen

(LCSW, DCC)

About Me

Hello & Welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Distance Credentialed Counselor 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
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by F.R. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wendy is amazing! She is always there for me, and gives excellent advice. She has helped me improve in major areas of my life in just a short period of time. She always ask the right questions and is always interested in my improvement.



Written by D.E. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks depression, addictions, and parenting

Wendy is caring and considerate. I have enjoyed sharing information with her.

Written by J.E. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 9 months depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

I find Wendy to be very helpful and easy to talk with. I strongly recommend her, even if you are hesitant to seek therapy. She provides an empathetic, client focused, and compassionate setting. Wendy challenges me to be proactive and to maintain a balanced perspective. She is very professional and insightful.  

Written by K.A. on Jun 14, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and self esteem

I was not sure what to expect with this experience, but wow it has been great. Wendy has been wonderful. She is understanding and supportive. She has a vast amount of knowledge and really knows how to lead me in the right direction. She has given me articles, books, and blogs to read to support me in my struggles. I appreciate that she always writes back within 24 hours. I feel that everything we discussed has been practical and doable. I am thankful for this style of counseling because it fits into my busy mom life.

Written by M.A. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks depression, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Wendy is amazing. She is very compassionate, encouraging and helpful. She explains everything very well, asks thought provoking questions, and guides me to real solutions!

Written by R.A. on May 13, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Wendy is very patient with me. I feel like I'm sharing secrets with a friend. She is never judgmental and is always there to lift up my spirits. Very prompt with answering messages. Will highly recommend her.

Written by T.O. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

Wendy was quick to respond and very helpful! I would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety!

Written by K.R. on Apr 22, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Wendy is a wonderful counselor who helped me an incredible amount when I needed it most.

Written by J.E on Mar 20, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Wendy, is very kind, empathetic, professional and insightful. She is also very understanding and really attempts to walk along side you in what you are going through.

Written by W.I on Mar 18, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Wendy was a great help for my growth and through a period of transition. She was compassionate and helped me to find the direction I needed with ideas and support. Would highly recommend her service. Always received great response to messages in quick time even with time difference to us.

Written by 4.B on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 9 months relationship, and family

Wendy provides a well balanced and thoughtful approach to counseling. I greatly appreciate her.

Written by Y.A on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks depression, relationship, family, and self esteem

Wendy is really great and helpful I couldn't have asked for a better counselor. I love talking to her- she makes me feel really relieved.

Written by S.A on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 9 months stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Wendy has been MORE than helpful to me and my family. Not only have I talked with her about personal struggles, but relationship struggles and family issues. She is prompt to respond and sends weekly check ins. I appreciate her time and help! She also got to the bottom of the issues and I feel like I know her personally without ever meeting!

Written by S.A on Feb 05, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Wendy has been super helpful so far and she has a wonderful response time! So happy she's my therapist!

Written by G.E on Jan 21, 2017 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

She is a great listener. She made me feel that I can open up to her.

Written by S.O on Dec 24, 2016 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.