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Wendy McDermott, LCSW-C, LCSW

Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes ADHD
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About me

Hello and thanks for checking out BetterHelp. If you are struggling or need help dealing with a life issue you have come to the right place and I may be your person. I'm Wendy...I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in a vast array of settings. I received my MSW from the University of Oklahoma and I hold licenses in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Washington DC. My experience as well as my diverse life history and worldwide travel will help me see you as a unique and remarkable person. I am a military brat and a veteran, a sports enthusiast as well as a dedicated clinician who enjoys creating a venue for growth and adaptation. I appreciate any and all walks of life. I understand there is no one person like you and or knows what you need better than you. I will listen and provide you an avenue to explore yourself. I tend to be straight forward and direct with a kind, nonjudgemental approach. You will find that I have an open and caring attitude and I am passionate about exploring ways to help you become your best self.

My practice is based on a Strengths-Based approach and or guided by Solution-Focused Brief therapeutic interventions however I am able to incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral techniques depending on your needs. I am available if you need assistance for an immediate crisis, a tune up for continued growth, a cheer leader or a "coach" to guide you through a life change or challenge. I have a good deal of experience working with individuals who have addictions, sexual trauma, end of life coping and or death grief, trauma, LBGTQ+ challenges and military life stressors. During my career I have assisted troubled, foster, adoptive, non traditional and blended families.

I respect you for your courage and bravery to seek help. I realize your time is precious and would be honored to be your ally in this tough world.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

MD LCSW-C 29853

CO LCSW 2121

DC LICSW LC50081083


NC LCSW C011374

NJ LCSW 44SC06186200


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wendy McDermott. 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.

Wendy has been amazing! I feel heard when we meet and I am able to walk away with action steps moving forward.

Written on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Wendy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wendy is perfect for me. I needed someone to talk to and work with, and she’s really helped me learn a lot about myself and about life and people in general. I feel so glad I pulled the trigger on getting help and will continue to use this moving forward.

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd