I, Wendy De Augustine, L.M.F.T., M.A., am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have a M.A. in Psychology and Art Therapy. I specialize in Trauma, Addiction and Eating Disorders. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. My areas of focus include art therapy, narrative therapy and working with children, adolescents and adults. I received a 62-unit Masters of Arts degree in Psychology with a major in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. I work extensively with depressed teens and adults, utilizing different techniques through a Narrative and Post Modern lens to provide what is most helpful to my clients. I am passionate about using art in the therapeutic relationship. It is an amazing tool when combined with talk therapy; especially useful for treating trauma.
Adults and couples may find it helpful to use talk therapy only. As a client centered therapist, I meet my client’s where they are. I use Solution Focused Therapy with the use of Art to externalize trauma to decrease PTSD symptoms. I am also trained in EMDR II, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to treat trauma related symptoms. I have recently been trained in self-injury of adolescents and suicidal teens.