Wendy McDermott

(LCSW, CCM)

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.




Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Abandonment , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2121 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LCSW #SW 16804 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LCSW #C011374 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

LICSW #LC50081083 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

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

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.