We Repeat What We Don't Repair
Since the age of 15, I knew I wanted to be a counselor. That was the year I lost my father, he died suddenly at the age of 38 years old. This traumatic event stunted my emotional growth, sent me into a depression and created unhealthy coping skills. After a broken engagement in my twenties, I went to therapy to grieve the loss of my father, heal past wounds, understand dysfunctional relationship patterns, learn about my family dynamics and how to manage stress and anxiety. This journey from heartache and to healing pushed me to get a second master's degree in family therapy and a certification in EMDR(Eye Movement Desentisization and Reprocessing).
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a MS Family Therapy from Friends University, a MS School Counseling K-12 and a BS Elementary Education from Emporia State University.
I have worked with individuals and families for the past 20 years in a variety of settings.
My approach is caring and calming to assist you or your child get to the negative beliefs that have been created due to life and reprocess them in a healthy way. Together, we will identify past traumas, current stressors, family dynamic patterns, and future fears that are keeping you from being the best you can be in life. I use a combination of the following therapies: family systems, DBT, CBT, EMDR, and narrative therapies. Wendy incorporates mindfulness and meditation and assists in creating more self-calming techniques.
Heal Your Past, Love your Future