Wendy L. Strin, LMFT # 52518
 

Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling

 
 
...most importantly, you have a great combination of inner and outer resources. Your inner resource examples are creativity, intelligence, confidence, courage, or passion. Your outer resources are people, money, or technology. When used together—you can accomplish anything.
— Sandra L. Brown, M.A.
 
 

collaboration & Mindfulness

 
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Two-thirds of client’s report positive change between the time they make the appointment for services and their first meeting with their therapist
— Weiner-Davis, Deshazer, and Gingerich, 1987

“Set your intention. Honor your gift of being different. Be your unique self and don’t let anyone take your power away. You will shine brightly. You can be compassionate without taking on another person’s pain. You can respect someone’s healing process without trying to fix them.”

  • Judith Orloff M.D. September 22, 2019

 
 

I see my clients as already possessing the wisdom necessary to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives.  My role as a therapist is to help you access your inner resources and find the best solutions for you.

We begin working together by organizing and prioritizing your goals. Working toward these goals will help you to see your potential for resolution and success.

Set your intention. Honor your gift of being “different”. Be your unique self and don’t let anyone take your power away. You will shine brightly. You can be compassionate without taking on another person’s pain. You can respect someone’s healing process without trying to “fix them”.

-Judith Orloff M.D. September 22, 2019

 

I enjoy helping people

 
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Teens & Adults

Teens

Helping teens adjust to the changes they face is tremendously important. Developing a healthy environment for young adults is crucial to their success in the future. I work with students to enhance their;

  • Communication Skills

  • Relationships with Family and Friends

  • Transitioning into the workplace or a new school

  • Coping Strategies/Calming Strategies

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self Exploration


Adults

If you or a member of your family have struggled with a personal issue, chances are you have wondered if therapy would help.  I believe that a crisis or problem can be turned into an opportunity for change and growth. I can help individuals experiencing:

 
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Work stress

  • Conflict Management

  • Communication Skills

  • Victims of Emotional Abuse

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Expression

  • Self-Exploration

It is especially important for my teens and adults to learn effective coping skills for everyday stress.  I teach my clients how to relax through progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and Mindfulness Meditation exercises. I also teach Distress Tolerance Skills for those who would benefit from these skills.

 
 

Couples

 

 

  • Building trust, friendship, & romance

  • Helping to resolve issues surrounding communication breakdown. 

  • Some examples are: how to be heard without judgement; how to listen, validate and acknowledge your partners' strengths and accomplishments; how to hold onto your core beliefs while remaining open to compromise 

I have completed Levels 1 , 2 & 3 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my practice.

 
 

(Please see www.gottman.com for more information about their theory of couples counseling and see if it resonates with you.)

 

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Older Adults

 

Issues affecting the elderly are frequently misunderstood, As we grow older, we need to develop new coping skills to help us deal with the loss of a spouse, the death of a friend, or the loss of our independence. We may  not be able to drive a car anymore or we may develop some other disability that leaves us frustrated.  These frustrations may develop into feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.  By developing new ways to cope, by using a new set of skills, a renewed feeling of dignity, purpose, and freedom can be achieved. 

 

Your First Visit

Expect your first appointment to take between 1 - 1 ½ hours

 
 

It is my intention that you do not feel rushed or pressured during any session, especially during our initial meeting.   I want this to be a good experience for you; where you feel safe and assured your questions will be answered fully. 

I will discuss my background, my approach, my policies and practices and legal and ethical issues about confidentiality. I truly appreciate your time and thank you for reading my website.  I look forward to meeting you.

 

 

 
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