Wendy Enden

MA Ed.
LMHCA, NCC

about me

Who I Am

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of Washington, and a National Certified Counselor.  I received my Master's Degree in Counseling from Seattle University, and completed my graduate internship at Seattle Counseling Service.

I provide counseling and support for a number of concerns and life challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment issues (coping with life changes)
  • Grief and loss
  • Domestic violence
  • Relationship and communication difficulties
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Self-esteem

I have expertise in the following areas:

  • Pet loss
  • Friendship loss
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Loss by suicide
  • Transition related challenges
  • Gender identity / Sexual orientation exploration
  • Working with veterans and those in law enforcement

Philosophy of Counseling

I believe that clients usually seek counseling because something is causing them emotional or psychological discomfort or pain, and that the counseling process is useful to determine the cause of that pain and to hopefully alleviate it.  Sometimes there are goals for behavior that can be set, or sometimes a change in thought patterns is helpful.  I work with each of my clients to help them discover for themselves the best plan of action that is consistent with their goals and values.

I feel strongly that the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the most important parts of counseling, and that no matter what a person is experiencing, I am contributing to a feeling of being supported.

I have an integrated theoretical orientation, but I draw primarily from cognitive, psychodynamic, existential, and feminist theory. As a cognitive therapist, I operate from the perspective that it is frequently our thoughts about things that cause suffering in our lives.  I use a range of techniques that I believe are most suitable for each person’s needs at a particular time, but I generally attempt to assist my clients with perspective and coping skills which will benefit them no matter what their life circumstances are at any given time.

In my personal life,  I enjoy photography, acting, singing, gardening, cooking, reading, hiking, and doing volunteer work for wildlife conservation.

appointments / fees

Payment is due at the time of your appointment, and I accept cash, checks and credit cards.  I do have a limited number of appointments available on a sliding scale rate based on income; please contact me to discuss this if you believe you qualify.  I also offer a discounted rate for college students.

At this time, I am not able to accept insurance.  I am able to provide you with a statement of services to submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.  These charges would be applied to your out-of-network mental health benefits; you will need to contact your insurance company to determine your benefit coverage.

Individual Therapy:  
$105 / 50 minute session

Couples Therapy:   
$125 / 50 minute session
$150 / 75 minute session

Currently accepting new clients!

Please call to schedule a free initial phone consultation or to set up an appointment

resources

Pet Loss

"Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals"
by Allen and Linda Anderson
Pet Loss Support Group
facilitated by Seattle Humane
petloss@seattlehumane.org or  (425) 649-7566

Grief and Loss

"I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye"
by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD

Loss by Suicide

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Eastside
support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide
Survivors of Suicide Auburn
support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide

Families and Friends of Alcoholics

"Beyond Codependency"
by Melody Beattie

LGBTQ

PFLAG Bellevue Eastside
information, resources and tools for families and friends of those who are LGBTQ, educators and allies, and those who are LGBTQ or questioning
PFLAG Renton
Renton support group for parents, families and friends of those who are LGBTQ
The Trevor Project
a national, 24-hour confidential hotline for LGBT and questioning youth.  Phone and text/chat available: 1-866-488-7386
Ingersoll Gender Center
a Seattle-based organization which supports transgender and gender variant people
Trans LifeLine
a non-profit, 24-hour hotline for transgender people, staffed by transgender people: 877-565-8860 (US), 877-330-6366 (Canada)

Contact me

Please contact me for more information or to set up an appointment.
I do my best to respond to messages as quickly as possible, but please be aware that telephone is a quicker way to reach me.  Also, e-mail cannot be guaranteed to be confidential, so it is best to contact me via phone if you have sensitive information to relay.

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If you are currently in crisis, please call 9-1-1, or the 24-hour King County Crisis Clinic, at 1-866-427-4747
304 Main Ave S #201
Renton, WA 98057
425-496-5818
wendy@wendyenden.com
I am located inside the offices of Renton Naturopathic and Homeopathic Clinic.