Wendy Purcell LMFT
Wendy has been a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist since 2001.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UCSB, Wendy went on to earn a Masters Degree at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. In 1997 Wendy graduated with honors and a lifetime membership to Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology.
In 1998 Wendy moved to Orange County to complete her 3000 hours of intern work. During this time she worked with children, individuals, couples and families gaining a wide range of experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Upon passing her state board exams and becoming a Licensed Psychotherapist in 2001, Wendy became Director at the Drake Institute in Irvine, supervising interns and providing therapy to the individuals and families in treatment.
In 2003 Wendy began post-graduate training in the field of Energy Psychology, now known as Integrative Psychotherapy. In her more than 300 hours of training, Wendy discovered her true calling as a healer. She has earned certificates in EMDR, TFT, TAT, EFT, Enneagram Theory, NLP, Time Line Therapy and Healing From The Body Level Up.
In 2005 Wendy left the clinical setting and began working in a private practice. In 2008 she co-founded The Center of Integrative Therapy in Laguna Hills where she ran groups and trainings on various energy techniques and methodologies while seeing her private clients. Wendy is delighted to begin her next chapter as the founding therapist at OC Whole Family Wellness Center.
Wendy specializes in marital counseling, emotional and physical trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, infidelity, insomnia, mind/body illness, self-sabotage and spiritual blockage for individuals, children, couples and families. Wendy also runs groups and trainings.