Wendy Enden, MA Ed, LMHC

Mental Health Therapy in Renton, Washington

Who I Am

About Me

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

My Philosophy

The basis of my counseling style is my belief that people are inherently good, and that with support, most people are capable of great change and personal growth. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is one of the most important parts of therapy, and I want to provide empathetic, non-judgmental support as my clients navigate the personal challenges they are experiencing. 



I believe that people usually seek counseling because something is causing them emotional or psychological discomfort

or pain, and that counseling can often help determine the cause of that pain and 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.

Therapy

Counseling Style

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. 

General Counseling Areas

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
  • Relationship and communication difficulties
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Self-esteem 

Special Areas of Focus

I have expertise in the following areas:


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

Appointments/Fees

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Individual and Couples Counseling

Individual counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length


Couples sessions are either 50 minutes or 75 minutes

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Payment and Insurance

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 am contracted with Premera and Lifewise.  For all other insurance plans, payment is due at the time of service, and 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.

Contact ME

Send Message

To reach me directly, call 425-496-5818

If you are currently in crisis, please call 9-1-1, or the 24-hour King County Crisis Clinic, at 1-866-427-4747


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.

Wendy Enden Counseling - wendy@wendyenden.com

304 Main Avenue South, Suite 201, Renton, Washington 98057, United States

425-496-5818

Resources

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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 and Seattle

Renton and Seattle support groups 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)

Pet Loss

Pet Loss Support Group

facilitated by Seattle Humane
petloss@seattlehumane.org or  (425) 649-7566

Resources Continued

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Families and Friends of Alcoholics

Renton/Maple Valley Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon Online Bookstore

Loss By Suicide

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Eastside

East side support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide

Survivors of Suicide Auburn

South end support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide