Equipped with a lifetime of compassionate service to humanity, Wendy is "endowed with a sense of concern for the suffering of others and the aspiration to see that suffering relieved." As a highly effective leader, she transforms the thought process of any organization from an "I" thinking group to a "we" thinking group. In addition to being highly capable, Wendy possesses two paradoxical qualities characterized by the most inspiring leaders: great ambition and personal humility. She is a pillar of strength in the community, an advocate for children and families, and a stalwart leader amongst women, working both professionally and as a volunteer with several organizations that ensure the overall welfare of the family.
June 1988 April 1975
M.S. Counseling Psychology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA B.S. Child Development and Family Relationships, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
September 1990 to Present
May 1989 to January 1998
May 1993 to 2003
November 1987 to December 1991
1985 to 1988
Private Practice, Federal Way, WA Focus: Life problems and skill building including abuse recovery and related issues and syndromes; post-traumatic stress disorders, panic disorders, dissociative disorders, depression, codependency, life management skills; individual, couples, children, and group therapy; family reconciliation and parenting skills; training to public and private groups including staff development and program planning; and clinical supervision.
Guardian ad Litem, King and Pierce Counties Responsibilities: Evaluate the stability and strength of the parent-child bond, home environments of both parents, support systems, references, past parenting performance and potential future parenting performance and make recommendations to the court as to the child’s residential placement and visitation. Required skills include report writing, mediation between parties or attorneys, understanding of the legal system, and ability to testify credibly in court.
Guest Lecturer: University of Washington Responsibilities: Educate students in the Nurse Practitioner program about the dynamics of Domestic Violence. Lectures cover violence cycles and continuums, family issues, recognition and intervention, legal processes, counseling of victims, resources for abusers, and basic anger management.
Clinical Therapist, Good Samaritan Mental Health Center, Puyallup, WA Responsibilities: Adult outpatient therapist specializing in abuse and related syndromes; kept accurate records in accordance with WAC and RCW standards; member of Quality Control Committee and formulated policies for internal quality control and recordkeeping; established and co- facilitated groups for codependency, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, parenting in the violent family; provided specialized supervision and received referrals from managed care agencies.
Group Facilitator, Domestic Abuse Womans Network, Kent, WA Responsibilities: Intakes, telephone hotline intervention, group facilitation, volunteer training, legal advocacy, and staff facilitator, for women who were or are in abusive relationships.
Professional Certifications and Affiliations
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington, License No. 3809 Nationally Certified Counselor, NCC, Greensboro, NC Cert. No. 48099