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Wendy Hooker, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
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About me

Greetings,
My name is Wendy, and I am a clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. For the past 20 years I have had the pleasure of helping individuals with neurocognitive disorders. Consequently, coping and managing the ill effects associated with emotional, cognitive, and physical impairments are challenging to the individual as well as their families. My expertise is in assisting clients adjust and navigate the dynamics of the family and the maze of medical decisions. Social and family issues can contribute to stress and anxiety which can be exhausting. Counseling with Interventions aimed to increase self-awareness and self-understanding (Emotional Intelligence) with Positive Psychology will minimize negativity in one’s thinking and behavior, to develop a more optimistic attitude that will enhance, rather than disrupt one’s life. As a positive therapist and counselor, the use a variety of exercises and interventions has helped my clients identify their own positive traits and strengths to function in a healthy productive matter. As life altering events and everyday stressors affect us all, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused therapy and techniques have found to be useful and practical.
Additionally, my training as an interest-based mediator, is congruent with my motivational, and client-centered approach to living and healing. The goals of my practice include increasing self-awareness, improving the client’s ability to use self-direction to make desired changes, increasing clarity, improving self-esteem, and boosting the client’s self-reliance. Therefore, understanding how each member of a family is unique, helps to renegotiate, and maneuver life’s challenges. Likewise, it is important to understand that events in life occur with or without warning but understanding the importance of resilience improves one’s ability to thrive. I am looking forward to working with you.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MI LMSW 6801082449

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wendy Hooker. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I seem to connect with Wendy and she helps me get in touch with me. We have good conversations .

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I can’t say it enough. Wendy is great.

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, intimacy-related issues, grief, compassion fatigue, and coaching

Wendys approach is great because it differs from a normal therapist. She uses imagery and memories to place positive reinforcement to negative situations. She has a great attitude and is very easy to talk to. She has great advice on how to tackle certain situations.

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Wendy is a professional therapist and has helped me in thinking in a more positive manner. I think she is an awesome therapist and a kind and understanding person.

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Wendy is attentive and equipped with real-life practical exercises. I like that she gets right to work and gives me the tools and support I need to make positive change in my reactions to life.

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Wendy is fabulous and has a really great way of challenging me to think differently

Written on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties