Hello there. My name is Wendy Weston, and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Alaska since 2012. I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and got my Masters degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Let me tell you a little about my background.
Since 1999, it has been my privilege to assist families of all ethnic and social backgrounds in various situations. As a military family member myself, I understand the unique issues service members and their families face.
The relationship between therapist and client is essential. The more comfortable you are with your counselor, the more effective the counseling, which is why my approach is client-centered and solution-focused, meaning you decide what you want from counseling then we work together to reach that goal(s).
Sometimes, life’s challenges can seem overwhelming, taking away our confidence in our own abilities. It’s often helpful to have someone outside your life listen to your personal truths without placing judgment. Together, we will identify and use your strengths while adding new coping skills to meet your needs.
I’m excited to get to know you and begin working together.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Wendy was wonderful! I cannot express enough how grateful I was matched with her. I felt she really understood me and provided useful help.
Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
very sweet and felt very comfortable with wendy
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Wendy is amazing. She listens and helps me make connections with my current situation and my past trauma. She reassured me and makes me feel confident that I’m moving in the right direction.
She makes things easy to understand and worked with my schedule as well. I highly recommend her!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Wendy is great! I have no complaints. :)
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief
I couldn't have asked for a better person to work on myself with. Wendy is attentive, respectful, and kind. She is able to boost your confidence when you feel like you can't accomplish the work you've set out to do. She's readily available and will go out of her way to help if she can. She is wonderful!
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I never felt comfortable reaching out for help and was reluctant to but the first call with Wendy, she helped me feel seen. I was able to talk about what was bottled up freely. I felt safe. She genuinely listened offering helpful advice that didn't make me feel like I should've known what to do during these events or after. It's been two weeks so far and I've learned so much and have feel lighter using the tools Wendy mentioned. Thank you.
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd