Counselors

Wendi Nancarrow-Carter, MSW, LiCSW

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington and have practiced as a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families since 1992.  I received my undergraduate degrees in Child Psychology and Spanish from the University of Michigan and attended Loyola University of Chicago for my Masters degree in Clinical Social Work.  I interned and worked in a variety of settings: adolescent in-patient drug treatment center, Head Start schools, the Chicago public school system, a family therapy organization, Evergreen hospital's In-Home mental health services for the chronically mentally ill and in private practice. 

I also am an adjunct professor at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in the Social Science and Behavioral Health and Social Service Departments, so I bring to the table latest research and learning in the field of psychology and sociology.

 

My treatment modality is based upon the Family Systems paradigm and I use many cognitive behavioral techniques and evidence based practices (CBT, DBT, positive therapy, motivational therapy, brief treatment) to address emotions thoughts and behaviors.  Sometimes I use assessment tools in our sessions or questionnaires to learn more about you and your issues; other times I send home work for you to work on; and in some situations I ask other members of your family to participate in the therapeutic process if we decide it would be helpful to you, but this is done with confidentiality being my utmost priority.

 

I look forward to our journey working together!

 

 

Rachel A. Heidenreich MSW, LSWAIC

 

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of Washington, working towards becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Washington Tacoma in Social Welfare, where I completed my internship working in the Adoptions Unit at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. I promoted difficult to place children to help them find families despite difficult behaviors, and met with families that were looking towards adopting children out of foster care.

 

I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America with Advanced Standing. I interned at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC where I worked with patients experiencing socioeconomic hardships and complex trauma. Since graduating I have worked for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families as a Child and Family Welfare Services social worker, as well as in private practice.

 

My treatment modality is based in Cognitive Theory, Behavioral Theory, and Attachment Theory. I have experience in several evidence-based treatments including CBT, TF-CBT, motivational therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as ADHD coaching. Depending upon your comfort level and what you feel works best for you, I may send home work for you to reflect on, or ask for other members of your family to join our sessions. This is entirely up to your comfort level and done confidentially.

I look forward to working with you!

Wendy Smith, MSW, LSWAIC

 

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate in Washington State. I received a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in Social Work from New York University, graduating with honors. I also hold a post-master’s certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU. My experience includes over 15 years of providing clinical support, case management, advocacy, education and crisis interventions to adults, youth and families in residential, treatment, school, hospital, community, and court-based settings.    

 

I utilize a psychodynamic approach and incorporate a variety of modalities, including but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, attachment theory, emotional regulation and trauma informed therapy. I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to therapy. You are a unique individual with a distinct set of life experiences that has brought you to where you are today. I am here to be a non-judgmental sounding board while providing a safe space for healing and growth. I believe that everyone should be treated equally, with respect and dignity regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, age or economic status.  

I would love the opportunity to form a goal oriented therapeutic alliance with you and begin working through the struggles that are holding you back from living your best life.

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