Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult, Child & Adolescent, Geriatric
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Wendy works with adolescents, families and adults, joining them in their quest for wholeness, emotional recovery and greater happiness. She has experience helping others navigate through trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger and issues specific to the LGBTQQ community. She believes success in treatment is based on a team effort and relationship with the client is paramount. By creating a welcoming, safe and inspiring atmosphere, Wendy fosters trust and a space for creative growth that continues outside the office walls.
Her holistic approach views success and struggle through multiple lenses such as physical wellness, relationship and environment, as well as thoughts, emotion and behavior. Each client discovers strategies and insights that are unique to them that promotes change from the inside out. Wendy incorporates the traditional psychodynamic approach, play and art therapy, as well as mindfulness and body-oriented interventions. Clients learn to self-soothe, alleviate symptoms of stress with integrated CBT techniques by reframing emotions or negative thoughts and make sense of traumatic stress while maintaining distance from overwhelming sensations. She uses her training in yoga to create opportunities for a greater sense of physical and emotional control.
Wendy received her Master’s level training from Lesley University where she studied Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. She held internships at McLean Hospital and the Justice Resource Institute.
She has completed additional training in SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment), Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Restorative Yoga Psychological First Aid, ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) Model, My Life My Choice, Art and Yoga Teacher Training, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the ACT Model (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).