Non-traditional Approach

“Wendy’s non-traditional therapy style is what makes her sessions so very effective. Her goal is to discover underlying issues and then equip you with tools and techniques which can be applied to any situation. She’s definitely not there just to talk about it...she gets to work about it. Homework is assigned and the lessons last a lifetime if you follow her instructions. Wendy has helped me tremendously in just a few sessions.”

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Family Therapy

Wendy Purcell has provided therapy to our family on and off since 2006.  She has helped us with our marriage, negative self-talk, parenting, grief and has helped our daughters with their individual needs as well.  Her philosophy that therapy should be educative, solution-focused and short term is why we continue to call her when life gets tough. A common phrase in our house is "what would Wendy say right now".

Paul & Tonia, Haute Cakes Caffe Newport Beach

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Grief

“There are truly not enough words to express how much Wendy has helped change my life. I was greatly struggling with my 3 year old daughter’s sudden passing and looking for someone who could help me deal with my grief and continue on living for my other children. I called and “interviewed” several therapists over the phone feeling extremely nervous and vulnerable. She was the first one who actually took some time to ask me questions, listen to my concerns, and explain to me how she felt she could help me.” 

Wendy V, Foothill Ranch

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Therapy

“I was originally referred to Wendy by my chiropractor Dr. Rob Rettig. Wendy instilled that I need to take ownership for my actions in order to have a joyful and fulfilled life going forward. Wendy is the best person I have ever worked with to help me understand and learn to deal with my own thoughts. I wish I would have gone to Wendy in my 20’s versus 50’s but am so happy I was referred to her. I have recommended Wendy to several other people and have heard nothing but great things about her methods. Everyone commented how she normalizes problems, which makes you feel like your not alone.”

Ron, Newport Beach

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Life Transforming

What do you say to the person who transformed your life? Thank you will never be enough, but I know it is more than enough for her because she clearly enjoys her work. I began seeing Wendy after a doctor recommended her to me. I wanted some "tools" with which to guide my life, I wanted to learn how to live the best life possible, I wanted to do something constructive. I have been to therapy in the past and felt that mostly I just talked the whole time, they told me my life was great and off I went. I knew I wanted someone to help me dig deeper, to be honest with me, to help me improve as an individual.

Jennifer S, Costa Mesa

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Remote Therapy

When I travel, Wendy is never too far away. I recently went on a trip for several months, to look after a sick relative and arranged to have regular sessions. It really was a life saver, I had so many emotions to deal with and just to have Wendy at the end of the phone was a big plus.

Bereaved Sister

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Public Speaking

“I saw Wendy for my fear of public speaking. I was losing sleep and panicky just thinking about my upcoming class in Oral Communication. During my session Wendy helped me first identify my core fear behind giving a speech and taught me how to tap the fear away. We finished the session with hypnosis. I left feeling relaxed and confident with no thoughts of fear. I just completed my first speech presentation and I received 100%.”

Samantha, CSUSM Student

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Co-Parenting

Wendy Purcell provided therapy to my ex husband and me while we were in court for child custody and asset distributions.  Rather than the traditional “couple therapy”, she counseled us on an individual basis first, encouraging us to work on our own healing and growth. She provided techniques that helped me feel less vulnerable and less negatively affected by my ex. This greatly reduced the amount of negative interactions between us.  We weren’t as defensive of, or triggered by, each other and in a short time we felt ease in our communication.

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Finding the right fit

“”I tried other therapists but I just didn’t make any progress. Then, someone recommended Wendy and within a few sessions I was seeing a difference”. ”

Expat in Orange County

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Teenage Athlete

”My son is highly competitive and was so hard on himself when he played tennis that his self-doubt was ruining his game. The stress came too much and he asked me for help. I’d read about hypnotherapy for athletes and while we were both reluctant at first, after two sessions with Wendy he’d become much calmer on court and learned to release the negativity and enjoyed the game again. ”

Mother of teenage athlete

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