wendy purcell, MA, LMFT, CH, Therapist, Hypnotehrapist and Coach, mnarriage and family therapist, congnitive behavioral therapy and depression
M. A. Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University 1997
B. A. Psychology
University of California Santa Barbara
Servicestherapy, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy
Techniques & Certifications
Thought Field Therapy(TFT)
Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT)
Healing from the Body Level Up - IV
Tapas Accupressure Technique (TAT)
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
I have been providing counseling and therapy services to individuals, couples and families in Orange County since 1998 when I began my 3000 hour internship. I became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 2001 at the age of thirty-eight.
My approach to therapy is to make it comfortable, safe, positive and to get results as quickly as possible. I see myself as an active facilitator in a joint process, not an expert-patient relationship. I believe that everyone intrinsically knows what they need, it's my job to assist you on that journey.
My treatment orientation is Integrative. This means I customize my approach based on your needs and goals. Theories I most commonly use are: Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Family Systems, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Humanistic and Energy Psychology.
Energy Psychology (EP) is a relatively new and very exciting approach to therapy, about 30 years in the making. EP is basically a collection of mind-body techniques that I teach to you that have been clinically proven to facilitate deep and permanent healing of traumatic wounding. I discovered EP in 2003 and spent the next 3 years reading and attending every class I could find on the subject. I witnessed clients making huge shifts in only a few sessions and sometimes right before my eyes. What would have once taken months of talk therapy was getting done in a handful of sessions.
During my EP training in 2006 I was certified to use Hypnosis to prepare people for surgery, cancer treatment and for the use of Time Line Therapy. In April 2016 I became a certified Hypnotherapist which has broadened my ability to use hypnosis with any client interested and on any issue.
I welcome the opportunity to help you, and yours.
CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
ACEP: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
IHF: International Hypnosis Federation
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Systems Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)