Wendy Hawkins, MA, LCSW, LSCSW
Wendy currently holds a Master’s degree in social work obtained from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is clinically licensed within the state of Kansas and Missouri. Wendy’s personal mission statement is “Empower, Educate and Evolve self as well as those around her”. Wendy has experience with many populations but particularly enjoys working with women and girls as well as couples and families. In addition, Wendy is supportive and competent working with LGBTQIA persons.
Wendy has experience and is competent with all diagnoses but particularly enjoys working with those who experience anxiety, depression and/or disassociation from trauma related events. Wendy utilizes an eclectic and holistic approach with her clients but primarily relies on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focused Therapy and the strength based perspective to fulfill her mission. In addition, Wendy utilizes complementary therapies such as Chakra healing, aroma therapy and meditation to supplement traditional talk therapy. She believes each client is the master of their mental health journey and respects this process by allowing the client to be in control throughout the course of their evolution. Wendy is currently a trained EMDR therapist to assist her clients with the reprocessing of traumatic events. Wendy continues to stay active within academia by guiding and mentoring future social workers serving as a Field Instructor. She is passionate regarding personal empowerment of women and girls as well as the progression of cultural diversity and personal growth. Wendy enjoys riding her motorcycle, traveling and designing custom jewelry in her spare time.