Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
We all need help, support, and the opportunity to vent at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process. You took the first step by reviewing this profile. I look forward to working with you!
I believe establishing a positive therapeutic relationship/having a good connection with the person I’m working with helps facilitate effective counseling and positive outcomes. You are the expert of your own life, and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. My counseling style is conversational, approachable, supportive, holistic, and interactive. My approach is eclectic, as I use a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of the individuals I am working with. I believe in the importance of treating others with respect, and for 12 years was the Character Education Coordinator for a school district. I continue to educate myself and attend seminars to learn, grow, and to stay up to date.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Illinois and Missouri, and a Licensed School Social Worker. In addition, I’m certified as an evaluator and psychological services provider in the State of Illinois for the Early Intervention program, which works with children (and their families) from birth to three who exhibit developmental delays. For a child’s success, it’s important to work with parents. My more than 20 years of experience includes working with children of all ages, adolescents, adults, and families, in a variety of settings (home, community and school environments). This includes children and adolescents with behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and adjustment problems. I worked for several years as a School Social Worker (Pre-K - grade 12), and in the child welfare system. I have worked in a short-term in-home placement stabilization program and treatment foster care program, then supervised the in-home Placement Stabilization, Treatment Foster Care program, Reunification, and Specialized Foster Care programs. In addition, I have worked in the field of adoption, in the licensing and adoption process, and with adoptees and adoptive parents doing individual counseling, support groups for adoptees, and support groups for adoptive parents.
I am here to support you, and I look forward to working with you. Wendy Phillips, LCSW, C-SSWS, BCD
** Please Note -- I do not provide legal/court documentation, diagnosis, assessment or treatment reports, written documentation, or letters for ANY clinically related and/or other purpose. People who need such things, will need to work with another provider.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149006943
MO LCSW 002882
I like Wendy. She really makes me feel lighter when I'm done talking to her.
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I enjoy speaking with Wendy. She is knowledgeable and very approachable!
Written on Apr 28, 2022 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 adhd