I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years experience treating addictions in the state of Idaho. I graduated from the University of Idaho with a masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (LPC#6747), and a Licensed Social Worker (LSW# 24010). I am a member of the American Counseling Association and abide by both the Idaho Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.
I have 13 years experience as a first responder, 10 years experience with the child welfare system, LGBTQ+ clients, and most recently, working with those suffering from addictions. Starting counseling is a major decision and I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose and hopeful about therapy. As a counselor, I am committed to serving clients by partnering with them in working towards healthy change, development, and growth. This will involve exploring thoughts, feelings and behaviors and taking action to achieve positive change.
My therapeutic approach is client centered and compassionate. I incorporate a variety of evidence based treatment modalities tailored to meet your therapeutic needs. The types of therapy I offer include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Problem-Solving, Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I view therapy as a partnership between counselor and client and look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ID LPC LPC-6747
Wendy makes me feel listened to and gives me great advice that I know will help me heal
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
So kind and helpful. I feel very comfortable opening up to Wendy.
Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse
Wendy has really made me feel listened to and respected. I was very skeptical to start therapy and worried that I was not going to mesh well with a therapist, but the second Wendy and I started talking I knew I made the right decision. I am very thankful to have her expertise and insight!
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd