I am a Registered Social Worker and Mediator and specialize in Counselling with couples, families, individuals and groups. I have three University degrees in the fields of Psychology and Social Work from the University of Alberta, University of Manitoba and McMaster University. I have been specializing in a therapeutic manner since 1995. I integrate both professional counselling for individuals, couples, and families, in addition to facilitating workshops with small to large sized groups in the areas of organizational enhancement, change management, human resources, and organizational development using a personality theory called Colour Spectrums.
I have been trained in Case Note 7, which means I am approved and capable of assisting parents in conflictual custody and divorce proceedings as a Family Case Manager and more recently a Divorce Mediator.
I have a personal background in sport development and training in sports psychology, which I integrate into my counselling by providing guidance and tools to address sport anxiety. I have provided successful guidance to athletes in our community to overcome fears and perform at their optimum using techniques such as Visualization, Hypnotherapy, Narrative therapy and various anxiety management tools.
I am a Certified Ages and Stages Child Development Screener, and can assist parents to identify concerns both emotionally and developmentally with their children. I have an integrated team approach and with the support from team Psychologists can offer children and families a variety of services to address an assortment of concerns that may arise from the screening.
I have been told that I have well accepted and a results oriented approach with my clients. This approach moves beyond the conventional session structure providing you, the client, a greater opportunity to utilize the tools and insight gained in session. My goal for clients is to move through counselling in the most efficient way without a requirement for long-term, ongoing therapy. My methods will give you the opportunity to become free of the chronic stress and emotional drain of the issues that you are facing. This solution focused approach helps you to resolve issues and move forward to fully enjoy your life and purpose.
In the area of Marriage and Family Therapy, Wendy works with couples to:
Overcome Communication Barriers
Restore Trust in Relationships
Infidelity & Intimacy Issues
Develop Healthy Boundaries
Care for Aging Parents
Prepare for Marriage / Premarital Counselling
Separation & Divorce Parent Coach
· Divorce and Separation Certified Mediator and Arbitrator