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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 to email messages within 24 hours to maintain consistency and availability to my clients.
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!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34005388A
Wendy is an amazing help to be. I've looked forward to her educated, kind, understanding feedback. It is nice to feel listened to, heard and UNDERSTOOD. I have rarely felt this in my day to day life. She's helped me through a tough issue that I will forever be extremely grateful! Thank you so much Wendy. I hope to continue here or in person sessions with her!
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks
She is just a wonderful therapist. She listens and gives me sound advice.
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 5 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and depression
Since we first started, Wendy has been very reassuring and it's helped these past few weeks. I've been dealing with a lot of things my whole life, despite my chemo therapy, it's really helped me be worth positive and make goals for myself. Wendy is very understanding.
Written on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Wendy is an incredible counselor. She listens to all of my concerns and comes up with great strategies to work through my struggles.
Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Wendy is great at responding in a timely manner and is very apologetic if she is unable to (which is not often). She is very receptive to my needs and is good at listening to what I have to say.
Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Wendy and I have been interacting for a few weeks now and I honestly cannot thank her enough for the consistency she has given me through all this. Wendy responds to every I say, with good questions, feedback and challenges/task for me to do. I am beyond pleased with Wendy’s counseling and I would recommend her to anyone with no hesitation.
Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes