Wendy L. Strin, LMFT # 52518
 

Qualifications:

I have over six years of experience providing problem-solving, solution-focused and evidence-based therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment to adults, children, adolescents, couples and older adults (age 55+) .  I've worked in a variety of settings including: an in-patient residential substance abuse treatment center;  a program for home-bound older adults; elementary schools and continuing education high schools; a sexual assault treatment center and many community counseling centers throughout the San Fernando Valley. 

I have lived in the San Fernando Valley all of my life.  I am a mother of two adult children and I'm devoting my full attention to my private practice.  Ever since I was a young girl,  I  wanted to be in a helping profession.  As a child I thought I wanted to help animals, so I converted my garage into an animal rescue and found homes for many lost dogs.  While my children were attending elementary school,  I became a substitute elementary school teacher enjoying helping the many children I came to meet.  When my children started middle school, I decided I wanted to become a therapist and started my masters program in clinical psychology so I could eventually help children and adults on a more individual basis. I believe therapy should be easily affordable for anyone wanting to explore their lives, their purpose and their potential.  I am working diligently to become a member of as many insurance panels as possible, so everyone wanting therapy can participate.  

The client is the expert of their life. The therapist is a conduit for change. Through empathic listening, validation, collaboration and a mindful approach to therapy, development of a strong relationship happens and change can occur.

Experience:

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My minor in child development and major in Psychology coupled with my Master's Degree in Psychology, has given me insight into all age groups, many ethnicities, populations and cultures.  I have worked with young mothers and toddlers teaching modeling behavior, children, adults, and the elderly on a variety of issues; from improving their self esteem to overcoming depression, anxiety, loss, and life's many transitions.  I believe it is through compassion, empathy and love, plus a lot of many life experiences, intuition and professional skill and knowledge that enables me to help people process their problems in a mindful way.  I feel a great deal of accomplishment when I can assist another being in fulfilling their dreams and desires.