Wendy Pethybridge


About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience. My holistic and down to earth approach helps me connect with clients. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy, which is great for clients who need to address symptoms now and humanistic orientations for clients coping with grief/loss, trauma, and other concerns that require an emotion focused approach. I have experience with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and AHDH. I can assist in developing boundaries, communication skills, and anger management. I have worked with juveniles in correctional facilities, adults and elderly clients with life transitions in the community, teens and adults through intensive outpatient programs, adults and teens in inpatient hospitalization programs, and private practice. I have over 6 years of providing telehealth services, so I am very comfortable with this type of service and can help you gain comfort as well.

I have a special interest in human sexuality. I am a kink aware therapist and an advocate for positive sexual growth. I enjoy working with LBGTQIA, BDSM, Poly, and Swing communities. I encourage exploration, communication, and boundaries in a manner that is empowering and fun. Intimacy and sexuality can be difficult topics to work with, I provide a comfortable environment for you and will help you through your most intimate concerns.


  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #008912-1 (Expires: 2021-06-01)

LMHC #LH60970012 (Expires: 2020-08-20)


Written by Z.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Wendy has a great approach to counseling that has really helped me combat some of the anxieties that I have.

Written by M.A. on Feb 15, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Wendy is very helpful!

Written by S.T. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Wendy is fantastic. She hears me, understands me, but then challenges me in a very gentle and caring way. I’ve felt better just knowing I have a fantastic resource supporting me.

Written by K.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She listens and has great advice so far. She doesn’t hesitate to challenge me gently if she feels the need to. I love that he isn’t just telling what I want to hear. She also it’s great at having practical exercises that can help me in the areas that I need to improve not just talking. Although our sessions so far have been very helpful. I really like her and she has already helped me feel a bit more on a path to improving and we’ve only been working together for a few weeks. Very impressed. She’s also very kind which I love

Written by S.H. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Working through issues with Wendy's guidance and support has been a transformative for me and my relationships. Her acceptance, combined with calls for self awareness and change has assisted me in discovering peace and a better way forward for living and coping and thriving.

Written by S.A. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve never had therapy before and needed it pretty immediately. Wendy made it an easy and approachable experience. She’s amazing at following up if I go radio silent, which I really appreciate.