I am licensed in Florida with 31 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMFT MT3481
Wendy has been very patient and understanding during my set backs. Having a therapist that does not rush you through the process has been very beneficial for me.
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 8 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Amazing, from the beginning. If I had to describe her with one word it would warm. Since day 1 she's been comforting and has helped me not only view things differently but also develop a sense of self and direction. I feel blessed and humbled to have her accompany me through this journey.
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She is the best! I truly feel blessed to know her.
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Dr. Petzel’s incite has been very helpful. She is a great listener and she takes the time to give me feedback that helps me think about the things I need to work on changing in order to heal.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
Very professional and helpful! I enjoy her advice and comments to help me get on the right track!
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief