Wendy received her undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work. She is respected for her straightforward approach to behavior change and eliminating barriers to treatment always holding that therapy is most effective when the therapist allows the client to set the pace for their own transformation. Teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness are part of her lifestyle and she has experience and expertise in Gestalt, psychodynamic, CBT, DBT and Mindful-Self Compassion therapies amongst others. Freedom from emotional eating disorders, trauma and substance misuse via plant-based nutrition, relational intelligence, movement, weight and stress management are also characteristic of her holistic approach. Wendy is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) where she advocates for mental health access and affordability for all and is interested in racial equity, gender-based violence, trauma's effects on learning as well as immigration rights. In her free time she enjoys propagating houseplants, baking vegan pastries, and scaling mountains.
As a bee seeks nectar from all kinds of flowers seek teachings everywhere. Like a deer that finds a quiet place to graze seek seclusion to digest all that you have gathered. Like a mad one beyond all limits go where you please and live like a lion completely free of all fear.” ― Dzogchen Tantra