“Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her own life.”

– Victor Frankl

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CLIENT FOCUS & LOCATIONS

Ages 12+ in our Issaquah Branch.

SPECIALTIES

  • Anxiety (panic attacks)
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Sleep Problems
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting & Marital Conflicts
  • Managing Difficult Bosses/Co-Workers
  • Communication Skills
  • Job Stress, Career Change
  • Spouse/Children of Dementia/Alzheimer’s Family Member
  • Head Trauma Survivors/Family Members
  • School Problems, Socially and Academically
  • Running Start and navigating IEP and 504 Plans
  • Bullying and peer conflicts
  • Adolescent/Child Behavioral and Emotional Concerns
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Wendy returned to Emmaus in 2022 and brings more than 30 years’ experience. She had been with us for 14 years prior to her return. She is a Licensed therapist in the state of Washington and holds a Masters degree in Education in Counseling and Guidance from University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

She specializes in treating children, adolescents, adult individual, and family therapy. Wendy was educated under an existential theoretical approach to counseling; each individual needs to have their own meaning in life and has the ability to change with the acquisition of new life skills. Counseling is a shared experience with the participation of the client and family (if applicable) in choosing goals and identifying when therapeutic needs have been met.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Existential Phenomenological Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Client/Person-Centered Therapy
  • Strength-based Therapy