Greetings! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, and have my 19 years of experience in my specialization. My work experience includes multiple settings such as, residential, foster care, treatment centers, schools, and clinical. Most of my clients over the years have ranged in ages from as young as 2 until 21 years-old. I have experience with helping others manage stress and anxiety, Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, trauma and abuse, anger management, & bipolar disorder.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34010268A
IL LCSW 149.024811
Wendy has been patient, kind, and understanding yet also works to bring me back to where I need to be when I get off topic too far or ramble too long about something surface level. I am confident that with her help I will continue to be stronger and healthier.
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Wendy has been amazing from our first session. I have felt comfortable with her and have been able to confide in her with no hesitation. She is the perfect balance of relatable and professional. It is evident that she truly cares about her clients.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
I have only had two sessions with Wendy and she has already helped me so much. She is amazing at what she does.
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Wendy is attentive, kind, patient and positive.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Wendy has been wonderful. While going through a few bumps in life, she has let me go at my own pace helping me sort through not only currently issues, but also connecting how past events have effected me. She has been a great resource and soundboard, whether helping me just see where I stand in my muddled thoughts or giving me tangible goals and ideas to aid in my healing and processing. I have enjoyed working on myself with the help of Wendy. It has been an enjoyable experience.
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Wendy has helped me more than I can express. I wish I would have started sooner because I wish I had this level of care previously!
Written on May 19, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management