“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

  • Virtual Sessions
  • Client Focus: Ages 12+
  • Licensure: WA & FL Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Years with Emmaus: 16+
  • Experience: 30+ years.

With more than 30 years’ experience, 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.

Works with:

  • 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 & Academically
  • Running Start; Navigating IEP & 504 Plans
  • Bullying & Peer Conflicts
  • Adolescent/Child Behavioral & Emotional Concerns
  • Life Transitions & Adjustments


  • M.Ed., Counseling and Guidance, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.