Dr. Wendy R. Smith
Phone: (630) 797-9872 x711
Email: w.smith [at] cedartreecounseling.com
“Wendy is a person of uncommon compassion and integrity. Her clinical competence, life experience, sense of humor, and deep compassion make her an outstanding clinician, especially for those who are suffering from the devastating effects of traumatic stress.
– Elena Harriman
Clinical Focus: Women’s, Men’s, Adolescent Counseling
Location: Hinsdale, IL
Anxiety | Adolescents | Adults | Complex Trauma | Depression | Grief and Loss | Faith Integration | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Secondary Trauma | Women’s Issues
Education & Licenses
Education & Licenses
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
M.S. in Christian Counseling, Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
B.S. in Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Message from Dr. Wendy
Life can be frustrating. No matter how hard we try, at times it seems like we just can’t make it work. We may feel anxious and we don’t know why. We may have a sense of sadness or despair that won’t go away. Our relationships may become strained, and we may feel disconnected, isolated, and alone.
There is a way through the pain, loneliness, anxiety, and/or despair. I have helped women, men, and adolescents move from feeling stuck, afraid, alone, and weary toward finding meaning, purpose, understanding, and joy.
When we start our work together, I will walk alongside you through your journey of exploring the pain in your past and the stress you feel in your life today. Together we will pick up the pieces of your life and make sense of your life story.
As we do this, we will learn new ways of coping that bring you peace and strength as we set aside those things that are destructive for you and your well-being. As you learn new ways of coping, we will explore your hopes and dreams for the future and how you can get there.
You were created for a unique purpose and that was not to live in anxiety or feeling stuck. Let’s work together to begin healing and discover what a fulfilling life looks like for you.
Give me a call, and let’s start working together.
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