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Counselor / Therapist in Woodbury, NY

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Wendy Stapen, Ph.D.

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We Will Work Collaboratively to Individualize Your Treatment
Our work together will be a collaborative process to discover and understand symptoms or problems that threaten to erode individual and family health and well-being. Through this journey together, we will seek ways tailored to you to provide relief, long-term personal growth and heightened emotional knowledge. The insulation against the pain and frustration in certain challenges helps to lead to greater satisfaction in all aspects of life; in work, love, family and play, enriching relationships and providing a rediscovery of natural energy, gifts and talents.

I offer couples and family therapy and parent counseling to provide insight and perspectives for special needs and stressful situations. I work with family members to identify and appropriately express causes of their acting out and anger. It is crucial to understand the significance of factors common to most blended families for succssful blending.

Additional specialty training: Couples and families Step/blended families Eating disorders, compulsions, addictions Attachment theory Psychoanalytic theory If I am not on your insurance panel, I offer a complimentary initial visit to discuss other payment options.”
Bio
After working for many years in the mental health field, I pursued my Ph.D. in Professional Psychology. I continually attend specialization training and continuing education credits to keep abreast of the latest innovations in the field and to meet the needs of my clients.

In addition to my training and experience as a psychologist, I have additional experience in career counseling and community and public education. This knowledge and exposure allows me to provide my clients with additional understanding in areas that may be creating particular issues.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Bicultural Difficulties  Group Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Women's Issues
 Depression  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)  Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Education/Training
BA: Syracuse University
MA: Hofstra University
Ph.D.: The Union Institute and University
Internship: mercyFirst, adolescent residential facility
NYU: Couples andFamily Therapy Postgraduate Training
William Alanson White: Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Postgraduate Training
Long Island Center for Modern Psychoanaltic Studies: Postgraduate Training
Attachment Studies Group
Memberships
APA
NYSPA
NEDA
SMPS
NAAP
Payments Accepted
cash, checks, insurance
Hours:M-F: 8-8
License:NY
Location
56 Orchard Drive
WoodburyNY 11797
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