Wendy has an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Psychology and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of British Columbia in 2001. During her degree Wendy completed professional training in a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and completed practicum placements providing therapy and counselling services to children, individuals, couples, and groups.
Since graduating she has worked in a variety of settings providing both therapeutic and assessment services for children, youth, individuals, and families using an integrated approach tailored to meet the unique needs of each new client. She has extensive experience working in hospitals, schools and health care settings working with patients coping with complex medical diagnoses. She has experience working with patients and their families who have experienced grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She combines experience, education, creativity, and sense of humour with a down-to-earth realistic approach to counselling. She has a wealth of knowledge of services in the community and can also provide support with system navigation.
Wendy believes that change happens when people are given the support and information, they need to draw on their own strengths and potentials to move forward and thrive.