Wendy founded Charis Counseling Center in 2011. Her desire is to help people know “charis”….the Greek word for grace. The grace of God in the midst of their internal struggles, and grace in the midst of their struggles with others.
She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina. She received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary- Charlotte. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. She is a certified Prepare/Enrich pre-marital counselor. She is on the national listing for L.I.F.E. ministries groups for spouses of sexual addicts. Her approaches to therapy are biblically-integrated, emotionally focused, psycho-dynamic, family systems, and experiential.
Wendy has trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes and other leading professionals in the sexual addiction community. She is receiving her Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist training through the International Institution of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), the most renowned and professional organization in the field of sexual addiction research and methods of therapy.
Wendy has been a speaker for Sex Addicts Anonymous workshops, Couples Recovering from Addiction seminar, and church groups. She has also lead church-based divorce classes.
Wendy also has a Master of Fine Arts in Piano Performance. In addition to music, she enjoys spending time with her three sons, doing outdoor sports, and ballroom dancing.